Bill Status of SB2346 98th General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAID-ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDS
Sen. Michael E. Hastings, Sara Feigenholtz, John Connor, Laura Ellman, Robert F. Martwick, Melinda Bush, Elgie R. Sims, Jr., Mattie Hunter and Laura Fine
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall not require prior approval for any medication appropriately prescribed to treat schizophrenia or related illnesses and their associated conditions, that is not used as a chemical restraint or as an unnecessary drug. Provides that antipsychotic prescription medications, including long-acting medications, that are covered under the State's fee-for-service or managed care medical assistance programs and that are prescribed by a licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, licensed advanced practice registered nurse, or a licensed or certified mental health provider with prescriptive authority to treat a mental health condition or disorder shall be provided without imposition of any prior authorization, other utilization management requirements, or any other restriction as specified under the amendatory Act. Requires managed care entities to use a pharmacy formulary that at least meets the requirements of the amendatory Act.