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2018 Regular Session



Health – Drug Cost Commission

Sponsored by:

Delegate Pena-Melnyk


In the Senate - Favorable Report by Finance

Synopsis:Establishing the Drug Cost Commission to determine how to make prescription drugs more affordable for State residents, State and local government, commercial health plans and other stakeholders within the State; requiring the Commission to create an advisory council; requiring the Commission to provide public notice of each meeting, make certain materials available to the public and provide an opportunity for public comment; requiring the Commission to report its findings and recommendations by January 1, 2019; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Pena-Melnyk, Ali, Anderson, Atterbeary, B. Barnes, D. Barnes, Barron, Barve, Beidle, Branch, Brooks, Carey, Carr, Chang, Clippinger, Conaway, Cullison, Davis, Dumais, Ebersole, Fennell, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frush, Gaines, Gibson, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Hayes, Haynes, Healey, Hettleman, Hill, Hixson, C. Howard, Impallaria, Jackson, Jalisi, Jones, Kaiser, Kelly, Kramer, Lafferty, Lam, J. Lewis, R. Lewis, Lierman, Luedtke, McDonough, McIntosh, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Morhaim, Mosby, Patterson, Platt, Proctor, Queen, Reznik, Robinson, Rosenberg, Sample-Hughes, Sanchez, Stein, Sydnor, Tarlau, Turner, Valderrama, Valentino-Smith, Vallario, Waldstreicher, Walker, A. Washington, M. Washington, Wilkins, Wilson, K. Young, P. Young, Pendergrass, Bromwell, Kipke, Krebs, Metzgar, Miele, Morgan, Saab, Szeliga, and West
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1023
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): June 1, 2018
Bill imposes a mandated appropriation in the annual State Budget Bill
Creates a Task Force or Commission
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Broad Subject(s):Public Health
Health Care Facilities and Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Attorney General
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Electronic Government -see also- Electronic Communication
Industry and Technology
Pharmacy Benefits Managers
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Information
Reimbursement Rates
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Salaries and Compensation -see also- Overtime; Reimb. Rates
State Employees

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April 10, 2018 9:08 A.M.