Senate Bill 228
149th General Assembly (Present)
Out of Committee 6/20/18
Legislation has been voted out of Committee; now placed on the Ready List
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 16 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE RESTORATION OF THE DELAWARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
This Act restores the Delaware Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program (“Program”), which was eliminated in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Appropriations Act. This Act replaces Senate Bill 148 and makes the following additional changes: (1) Delays implementation of the Act until January 1, 2019, to coordinate with the Medicare Part D benefit year to enable the Department of Health and Social Services (“Department”) to make necessary system changes. (2) Makes changes to the defined term “prescription drugs.” (3) Removes provisions required to be included in rules and regulations promulgated by the Department. (4) Adds provisions that may be included in rules and regulations promulgated by the Department. (5) Makes technical corrections to conform the provisions of the restored Program to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
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Takes effect upon being signed into law