FRANKS-CROTTY-HOFFMAN-MAY-DAVIS,MONIQUE, ACEVEDO, DART,
FORBY, GRANBERG, HOLBROOK, JONES,LOU, MORROW, REITZ, SCULLY,
MCKEON, FOWLER, MCCARTHY, LYONS,JOSEPH, MCGUIRE, MILLER,
GILES, BRADLEY, BUGIELSKI, CAPPARELLI, HARTKE,
SCOTT, YOUNGE, MENDOZA, SMITH,MICHAEL, BOLAND,
HOWARD AND MURPHY.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that a Medicare
beneficiary or a beneficiary of pharmaceutical assistance under the
Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and
Pharmaceutical Assistance Act is entitled to obtain prescription drugs
at prices based on a pharmacy's Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Requires that pharmacies implement this prescription drug discount
benefit as a condition of participating in the Medicaid program.
Requires the Department of Public Aid to make certain reports to the
General Assembly and to execute necessary interagency agreements with
the Department on Aging and the Department of Revenue. Provides for
evaluation of the prescription drug discount benefit if prescription
drugs are covered by Medicare. Repeals these provisions on July 1,
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Public Aid)
The estimated fiscal impact to the Department of Public Aid is
FISCAL NOTE (Department on Aging)
The Department estimates that it would cost about $15,600 for
an additional part-time person for the Department's HelpLine,
$5,000 for prescription drug program brochures and their mail-
ing costs, and $7,000 to conduct a satellite training session
on the prescription drug discount benefits program. The total
for the Department to implement this program would be $27,600.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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