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 Bill Status of SB3197  97th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez - John J. Millner - Annazette R. Collins - M. Maggie Crotty

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Electronic Prescribing Act. Provides that beginning August 1, 2014, a drug prior authorization request must be accessible to a health care provider with the provider's electronic prescribing software system and must be accepted electronically, through a secure electronic transmission, by the payer, by the insurance company, or by the pharmacy benefit manager responsible for implementing or adjudicating or for implementing and adjudicating the authorization or denial of the prior authorization request. Provides that beginning August 1, 2014, electronic transmission devices used to communicate a prescription to a pharmacist may not use any means or permit any other person to use any means, including advertising, commercial messaging, and pop-up advertisements, to influence or attempt to influence through economic incentives the prescribing decision of a prescribing practitioner at the point of care. Creates the Electronic Prescribing Study Committee to study certain aspects of optimizing electronic prescribing systems, including, how to ensure that the prescribing decisions of practitioners at the point of care are focused on patient safety and quality outcomes, and that attempts to influence those decisions, through economic incentives or otherwise, are kept to a minimum. Contains provisions concerning Committee policies; Committee hearings; the Committee's composition; compensation; and reporting requirements. Effective July 1, 2012.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Electronic Prescribing Act. Contains only a short title provision.

DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/1/2012SenateFirst Reading
  2/1/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/7/2012SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
  2/24/2012SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  2/29/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/1/2012SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities
  3/1/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John J. Millner
  3/1/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Annazette R. Collins
  3/6/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Licensed Activities
  3/6/2012SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/7/2012SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  3/8/2012SenateDo Pass as Amended Licensed Activities; 008-000-000
  3/8/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 21, 2012
  5/2/2012SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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