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Bill Detail: SB20-119

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Title Expand Canadian Prescription Drug Import Program
Status House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely (06/10/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/24/2020
Description

In 2019, the Colorado general assembly enacted, and the governor
subsequently signed into law, the Canadian prescription drug importation

program (program) in the department of health care policy and financing
(department). The department is directed to request approval of the
program on or before September 1, 2020, from the United States secretary
of health and human services and to implement the program upon receipt
of approval.
The bill states that the department may expand the program to
allow a manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or pharmacy from a nation
other than Canada to export prescription drugs into the state under the
program if certain conditions are met.
If, upon the satisfaction of these conditions, the department
decides to expand the program, the executive director of the department
shall notify the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of
representatives, as well as the health and human services committee of the
senate and the health and insurance committee of the house of
representatives, or any successor committees, of the department's intent
to do so. The executive director shall provide the notice at least 30 days
before the program is expanded, and the notice may include any
recommendations of the department for legislation to amend the program
to reflect its expansion.

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