The West Virginia Pharmacists Association reports the following legislation of interest to pharmacy introduced in the West Virginia Legislature. WVPA members will be sent final drafts of legislation following adjournment of the Legislature March 7.
SB 345 – DHHR rule relating to medical cannabis money grants.
SB 345 – DHHR rule relating to medical cannabis program growers/processors.
SB 347 – DHHR rule relating to medical cannabis program laboratories.
SB 348 – DHHR rule relating to medical cannabis program dispensaries.
SB 349 – DHHR rule relating to medical cannabis safe harbor letter.
SB 350 – DHHR rule relating to collection and exchange of data relating to overdoses.
SB 359 – Insurance Commission rule relating to pharmacy auditing entities and benefit managers.
SB 415 – Board of Pharmacy rule relating to licensure and practice of pharmacy.
SB 416 – Board of Pharmacy rule relating to recordkeeping and automated data processing systems.
SB 417 – Board of Pharmacy rule relating to rules of registration of pharmacy technicians.
SB 418 – Board of Pharmacy rule for immunization administration by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
SB 419 – Board of Pharmacy rule relating to regulations governing pharmacy permits.
SB 420 – Board of Pharmacy rule relating to regulations governing pharmacists.
SB 544 – Authorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer vaccines. Passed Senate 2/5/2020. Passed House 2/18/2020.
SB 565 – Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs.
SB 577 – Relating to insurance coverage for insulin.
SB 560 – Permitting nursing home use trained individuals to administer medication. Passed Senate 2/5/2020. Passed House 2/18/2020.
SB 582 – Imposing certain conduct requirements on pharmacy benefit managers.
SB 666 – Improving quality of WV Medicaid program.
SB 689 – Enacting Requiring Accountable Pharmaceutical Transparency, Oversight and Reporting Act.
SB 701 – Regulating pharmacy serviced administrative organizations.
SB 710 – Establishing pilot program to evaluate telemedicine health services.
SB 719 – Imposing health care-related provider tax on certain health care organizations. Passed Senate 2/19/2020.
SB 747 – Requiring Bureau for Public Health develop Diabetes Action Plan. Passed Senate.
SB 748 – Increasing awareness of pallative care services. Passed Senate 2/11/2020.
SB 763 – Improving accountability of opioid manufacturers.
SB 719 – Imposing health care-related provider tax on certain health care organizations.
SB 787 – Providing benefits to pharmacists for rendered care.
SB 817 – Reducing cost of prescription drugs.
HB 4865 – Requiring certain boards that seek to increase a fee or seek to impose and new fee to also submit cost saving measures.
HB 4003 – Relating to telehealth insurance requirements. Passed House 1/24/2020. To Senate Health.
HB 4011 – Reorganizing various boards and authorities for the licensing and oversight of trades, occupations and professions. Passed House 1/27/2020. To Senate Judiciary.
HB 4020 – Removing authority of municipalities to require occupational license if licensure for the occupation is required by the state. Passed House 1/21/2020. To Senate Judiciary 1/24/2020.
HB 4033 – Relating to telehealth insurance requirements. Passed House 2/10/2020. To Senate 2/11/2020.
HB 4011 – Reorganizing various boards and authorities for the licensing and oversight of trades, occupations and professions. Passed House /27/2020. To Senate Judiciary.
Com Sub for H.B. 4058 – Pharmacy Audit Integrity Act. A person who violates this provision of this article or the legislative rules implementing its provisions may be fined not less than$1,000 and not more than $10,000 per violation. Passed House 1/23/2020. Passed Senate 2/10/2020. Passed 2/18/2020.
HB 4061 – Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act. Passed House. To Heath and Human Resources 2/12/2020.
HB 4062 – Reducing the costs of prescription drugs. Passed House 1/21/2020. To Senate 1/22/2020.
HB 4103 – Relating to office of drug control policy. Passed 2/4/2020. Approved by Governor 2/14/2020.
HB 4102 – Relating to opioid antagonists. Passed House 2/4/2020. To Senate 2/5/2020.
HB 4103 – Relating to office of drug control policy. Passed House 1/15/2020. Passed Senate 2/3/2020 Approved by Governor 2/14/2020.
HB 4108 – Relating generally to certificate of need for health care services. Passed House 1/21/2020. To Senate 1/22/20.
HB 4198 – Permitting a person to obtain a 12-month supply of contraceptive drugs. Passed House 2/14/2020. To Senate 2/17/2020.
HB 4356 – Relating to the administration of anesthetics. Passed House 2/5/2020. To Senate 2/6/2020.
HB 4387 – Donated Drug Repository Program. Passed House 2/17/2020. To Senate 2/18/2020/
HB 4417 – Relating to permitting professional boards. Passed House 1/22/2020. To Senate 1/23/2020.
HB 4419 – Relating to the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database. Passed House 1/22/2020. To Senate 1/23/2020.
HB 4543 – Relating to insurance coverage for diabetics. Passed House 2/12/2020.
HB 4864 – Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boards.
HB 4865 – Requiring certain board that seek to increase a fee or seek to impose a new fees to also submit cost saving measures.