Legislation


AB 621 (see companion bill SB 532) – Wisconsin

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/ab621

This bill allows the commissioner of insurance to regulate pharmacy benefit managers. The bill defines a pharmacy benefit manager as an entity that procures prescription drugs at a negotiated rate for dispensation; administers or manages prescription drug benefits; performs mail service pharmacy services; processes pharmacy benefit claims; develops clinical formularies and performs management services; contracts and administers prescription drug rebates; or conducts disease management programs or patient compliance, therapeutic intervention, and generic substitution programs. The bill prohibits a person, except an insurer already regulated by the commissioner, from performing any activities of a pharmacy benefit manager in this state without first registering with the commissioner. The commissioner may promulgate rules necessary to carry out the intent of pharmacy benefit manager registration. The bill also allows the commissioner to use his or her authority that is granted to regulate insurers to similarly regulate pharmacy benefit managers, including the authority to require reports, conduct examinations, and issue orders.


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