SB 497 – Rhode Island

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText21/SenateText21/S0497A.pdf

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE — PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS: Pharmacists may discuss reimbursement criteria with individuals presenting prescriptions. A plan sponsor, health insurance carrier, or pharmacy benefit manager shall not prohibit a pharmacist from providing an insured information regarding the amount of the insured’s cost share for a prescription drug. Neither a pharmacy nor a pharmacist shall be penalized by a pharmacy benefits manager for discussing any information described in this section or for selling a lower-priced drug to the insured if one is available.

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