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S 0359 General Bill, By Gambrell, Johnson, Senn, Grooms, Cromer and Scott
Summary: Pharmacy benefits managers
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 21 TO CHAPTER 71, TITLE 38 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A LICENSE REQUIREMENT FOR PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS, TO PROHIBIT A PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER FROM RESTRICTING OR PENALIZING A PHARMACY FROM DISCLOSING CERTAIN INFORMATION, TO PROHIBIT A PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER FROM UNDERTAKING CERTAIN ACTIONS, TO SET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COST LIST, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; TO AMEND SECTION 38-2-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES, SO AS TO APPLY CERTAIN ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES TO PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-71-1810, RELATING TO PHARMACY AUDIT RIGHTS, SO AS TO ALLOW A PHARMACY TO SUBMIT RECORDS IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT OR BY CERTIFIED MAIL AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ERRORS FROM SERVING AS THE SOLE BASIS OF THE REJECTION OF A CLAIM; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 20 OF CHAPTER 71, TITLE 38 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
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01/10/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
01/10/19Senate Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance (Senate Journal-page 4)
02/27/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Banking and Insurance (Senate Journal-page 21)
02/28/19 Scrivener's error corrected
03/05/19Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 27)
03/05/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 27)
03/05/19Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 27)
03/06/19 Scrivener's error corrected
03/07/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/07/19Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/07/19Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/13/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 29)
03/13/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 29)



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