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Article - Health - General




§15–148.

    (a)    Except for a drug or device for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning, the Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program may not apply a prior authorization requirement for a contraceptive drug or device that is:

        (1)    (i)    An intrauterine device; or

            (ii)    An implantable rod;

        (2)    Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and

        (3)    Obtained under a prescription written by an authorized prescriber.

    (b)    The Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program shall provide coverage for a single dispensing to an enrollee of a supply of prescription contraceptives for a 12–month period.

    (c)    The Program and the Maryland Children’s Health Program shall provide coverage for services rendered to an enrollee by a licensed pharmacist under § 12–511 of the Health Occupations Article, to the same extent as services rendered by any other licensed health care practitioner, in screening an enrollee and prescribing contraceptives for the enrollee.