Legislation introduced by lawmakers

Senate Bill 544 authorizes the Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine to propose joint rules for legislative approval to permit a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer immunizations in accordance with definitive treatment guidelines for immunizations promulgated by the latest notice from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senate Bill 577 and House Bill 4554 limits the amount an insured person is required to pay for his or her insulin prescription to $100 per 30-day supply.

House Bill 4417 is intended to permit different types of continuing education to qualify for completion of the drug diversion continuing education requirements. This is required of pharmacists.

House Bill 4058 permits fines up to $10,000 being imposed on pharmacy benefit managers for violations of law.

House Bill 4062 reduces the cost of prescription drugs by requiring a pharmacy benefit manager to pass through to the consumer certain compensation.

Senate Bill 666 creates a pilot program within the Department of Health and Human Resources to implement smart health cards for individuals receiving Medicaid healthcare benefits.

House Bill 4115 requires compulsory immunization of public school children. The bill removes references to private and parochial schools form compulsory immunization.

House Bill 4126 provides taxpayers repaying their own student loans a modification reducing federal adjusted gross income in the amount of the interest paid, for personal income tax purposes.

House Bill 4198 permits a person to obtain a 12-month supply of contraceptive drugs.

House bill 4387 creates the Donated Drug Repository Program, authorizing the WV Board of Pharmacy to administer the program. The bill sets forth eligible drugs and eligible recipients. The bill establishes how the drugs are to be received, handled, stored, dispensed, distributed, and disposed of. The bill requires rule-making.

House Bill 4642 provides sole authority to the Insurance Commissioner to implement uniform credentialing for health care practitioners.

House Bill 4632 is intended to cap, under an insurance policy or discount prescription drug plan, the total amount that a covered person is required to pay for a covered prescription epinephrine drug. The cap may not exceed $100 per 30-day supply of the drug, regardless of the amount of epinephrine needed to fill the covered person’s prescription.

House Bill 4145 prohibits the enactment or application of local laws for the registration, certification or licensing of any trade, occupation or profession.