2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 112
Georgia Seniors Prescription Drug Benefit Program Act; establish
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health, so as to provide a short title; to establish the Georgia Seniors Prescription Drug Benefit Program within the Department of Community Health to reduce prescription drug prices for residents of the state age 55 and over; to provide for the commissioner of community health to negotiate rebates with drug manufacturers; to require retail pharmacies that participate in the program to discount the price of drugs covered by a rebate agreement; to provide for participating pharmacies to submit claims and receive reimbursement for discounted prices; to provide for resolution of discrepancies in rebate amounts; to establish a dedicated fund for rebates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/11/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/10/2003 - Senate Hopper