2008 Regular Session


File Code: Health Care Facilities and Regulation Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 722
Sponsored By:
Delegates Elliott, Ali, Bartlett, Beitzel, Bromwell, Cane, Costa, DeBoy, Frush, George, Norman, Hammen, Hecht, Hubbard, Impallaria, Kach, King, Kipke, Kirk, Krebs, Kullen, McDonough, Mizeur, Montgomery, Morhaim, Nathan-Pulliam, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Pendergrass, Proctor, Reznik, Riley, Rudolph, Smigiel, Sophocleus, Sossi, Stukes, Stull, V. Turner, Walkup, Weir, Weldon, Benson, and Donoghue
Pharmacy Benefits Managers - Registration


Requiring a pharmacy benefits manager to register with the Maryland Insurance Commissioner before providing pharmacy benefits management services in the State; requiring an applicant for registration to file an application on a specified form and pay to the Commissioner a specified fee; requiring the Commissioner to register each pharmacy benefits manager that meets the specified requirements; providing for the expiration and renewal of a registration; prohibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from taking specified actions; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (133-0)
House Concur - Senate Amendments
Third Reading Passed (141-0)
Passed Enrolled
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 3/20 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (45-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 202

Sponsored by:

Delegate Donald B. Elliott, District 4B
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Joseph R. Bartlett, District 4A
Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel, District 1A
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Rudolph C. Cane, District 37A
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate John P. Donoghue, District 2C
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Rick Impallaria, District 7
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5B
Delegate James J. King, District 33A
Delegate Nicholaus R. Kipke, District 31
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Dan K. Morhaim, District 11
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, District 13
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate David D. Rudolph, District 34B
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Paul S. Stull, District 4A
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Fraud -see also- Forgery
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Maintenance Organizations -see also- Manage Care Orgs
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Health Planning and Cost Review
Inspections -see also- Motor Vehicle Inspection
Insurance Administration
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 19-706 )
( 15-1601 , 15-1602 , 15-1603 , 15-1604 , 15-1605 , 15-1606 , 15-1607 , 15-1608 , 15-1609 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 576785/01     Offered on: March 12, 2008   at: 10:15 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 417176/01     Offered on: March 27, 2008   at: 11:22 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 14, 2008: Third Reading Passed (133-0)
March 28, 2008: Third Reading Passed (141-0)
March 26, 2008: Third Reading Passed (45-0)