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Budget Summary FY2010

45100108 - Chargeback for State Office Pharmacy Services
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010





Account Description FY2009
Spending
FY2010
GAA
4510-0108 Chargeback for State Office Pharmacy Services
For the costs of pharmaceutical drugs and services provided by the state office for pharmacy services, in this section called SOPS; provided, that SOPS shall notify in writing all agencies listed below of their obligations under this item by July 15, 2009; provided further, that SOPS shall continue to be the sole provider of pharmacy services for the following agencies currently under SOPS: the department of public health, the department of mental health, the department of developmental services, the department of correction, the department of youth services, the sheriff's departments of Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Plymouth, and the Soldiers' Homes in Holyoke and Chelsea; provided further, that SOPS shall become the sole provider of pharmacy services to the following agencies currently not being serviced by SOPS: the sheriff's departments of Worcester, Middlesex, Berkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Barnstable and Dukes; provided further, that SOPS shall be the sole provider of pharmacy services for all said agencies and all costs for pharmacy services shall be charged by this item; provided further, that said agencies shall not charge or contract with any other alternative vendor for pharmacy services other than SOPS; provided further, that SOPS shall develop an implementation plan to transition the following agencies within the current fiscal year: the sheriff's departments of Worcester, Middlesex, Berkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Barnstable and Dukes; provided further, that SOPS shall validate previously-submitted pharmacy expenditures including HIV Drug Assistance Program drug reimbursements during fiscal year 2010; provided further, that SOPS shall continue to work to reduce medication costs, provide standardized policies and procedures in a clinically responsible manner, provide comprehensive data analysis and improve the quality of clinical services; provided further, that SOPS shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than April 15, 2010 detailing the projected savings realized by each transitioning agency in comparison to their pharmacy costs in fiscal year 2009 and their projected savings for fiscal year 2011; and provided further, that the report shall also provide recommendations for the inclusion of other entities that may realize cost savings by joining SOPS

                Intragovernmental Service Fund ............... 100%
35,440,362 47,865,393

Veto Explanation:  I am striking this language because it is unduly burdensome.