2007 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Prior Year Introduction As: SB 568/06
Sponsored By:
Senators Pinsky and Britt
Prescription Drugs - Canadian Mail Order Plan


Requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, in coordination with the Secretary of Budget and Management, to develop a Canadian mail order plan for the purchase and importation of prescription drugs; requiring the Canadian mail order plan to provide prescription drugs to specified individuals, require a contract with a pharmacy benefits manager, incorporate patient safety features, reduce costs, and provide financial incentives; requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to prepare a report; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 2/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Finance
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Budget and Management, Department of
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
International Affairs -see also- Foreign Trade
Medical Assistance
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Postal Service
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Employees -see also- State Employees
Retirement Systems -see also- Mandatory Retirement
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety
State Employees

Bill affects the following Statute:

Health - General
( 15-144 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered