(320 ILCS 55/15)
As used in this Act:
"Authorized pharmacy" means any pharmacy registered in this State under the
Pharmacy Practice Act or approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and approved by the Department or its program
"AWP" or "average wholesale price" means the amount determined from the
latest publication of the Red Book, a universally subscribed pharmacist
annually published by the Hearst Corporation. "AWP" or "average wholesale
may also be derived electronically from the drug pricing database synonymous
latest publication of the Red Book and furnished in the National Drug Data File
by First Data Bank (FDB), a service of the Hearst Corporation.
"Covered medication" means any medication included in the Illinois Prescription Drug Discount Program.
"Department" means the Department of Central Management Services.
"Director" means the Director of Central Management Services.
"Drug manufacturer" means any entity (1) that is located within or outside
that is engaged in (i) the production, preparation, propagation, compounding,
or processing of prescription drug products covered under the program, either
indirectly by extraction from substances of natural origin, independently by
chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis or
packaging, repackaging, leveling, labeling, or distribution of prescription
covered under the program and (2) that elects to provide prescription drugs
or under contract with any entity providing prescription drug services on
behalf of the
State of Illinois. "Drug manufacturer", however, does not include a wholesale
of drugs or a retail pharmacy licensed under Illinois law.
"Federal Poverty Limit" or "FPL" means the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines published annually in the Federal Register.
"Prescription drug" means any prescribed drug that may be legally dispensed
an authorized pharmacy.
"Program" means the Illinois Prescription Drug
Discount Program created
under this Act.
"Program administrator" means the entity that is chosen by the Department to
administer the program. The program administrator may, in this case, be the
a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) chosen to subcontract with the Director.
"Rules" includes rules adopted and forms prescribed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 98-488, eff. 8-16-13.)