Truly Agreed, 2015

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SS SB 58, 2015    (Repealed Section - as Truly Agreed)    

[338.321. 1. The "Missouri Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee" is hereby created to study the disparity in patient co-payments between orally and intravenously administered chemotherapies, the reasons for the disparity, and the patient benefits in establishing co-payment parity between oral and infused chemotherapy agents. The committee shall consider information on the costs or actuarial analysis associated with the delivery of patient oncology treatments.
     2. The Missouri oral chemotherapy parity interim committee shall consist of the following members:
     (1) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate;
     (2) Two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;
     (3) One member who is an oncologist or physician with expertise in the practice of oncology licensed in this state under chapter 334;
     (4) One member who is an oncology nurse licensed in this state under chapter 335;
     (5) One member who is a representative of a Missouri pharmacy benefit management company;
     (6) One member from an organization representing licensed pharmacists in this state;
     (7) One member from the business community representing businesses on health insurance issues;
     (8) One member from an organization representing the leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies;
     (9) One patient advocate;
     (10) One member from the organization representing a majority of hospitals in this state;
     (11) One member from a health carrier as such term is defined under section 376.1350;
     (12) One member from the organization representing a majority of health carriers in this state, as such term is defined under section 376.1350;
     (13) One member from the American Cancer Society; and
     (14) One member from an organization representing generic pharmaceutical drug manufacturers.
     3. All members, except for the members from the general assembly, shall be appointed by the governor no later than September 1, 2013. The department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration shall provide assistance to the committee.
     4. No later than January 1, 2014, the committee shall submit a report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president pro tempore of the senate, and the appropriate legislative committee of the general assembly regarding the results of the study and any legislative recommendations.]
     



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