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Mass. General Laws c.118E § 13L

Restriction of hospital access to discounted purchase of prescription drugs

This is an unofficial version of a Massachusetts General Law. For more information on this topic, please see: Law about prescription medication.

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Added by St.2019, c.82, effective July 1, 2019

Section 17L

The secretary of health and human services, hereinafter “the secretary”, shall not restrict or limit an eligible hospital’s access to the discounted purchase of prescription drugs to the full extent permitted under section 340B of the Public Health Service Act, as codified under 42 U.S.C. 256b unless the secretary provides the following not less than 180 days before the proposed effective date of the limitation or restriction: (i) notice to eligible hospitals of the proposed restriction or limitation; and (ii) a report with the joint committee on health care financing and the senate and house committees on ways and means detailing: (A) the proposed restriction or limitation; (B) the anticipated aggregate savings to the commonwealth; (C) the estimated fiscal impact of the restriction or limitation on each affected hospital; and (D) the manner in which the secretary plans to mitigate the fiscal impact, which may include measures to maintain savings already achieved by providers under said 42 U.S.C. 256b.



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Last updated: October 17, 2019