Bill Summary for H 675 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

May 9 2013
S.L. 2013-379

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 675 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING LAWS PERTAINING TO THE REGULATION OF PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, PHARMACY AUDITS, AND PRESCRIPTIONS FOR SCHEDULE II SUBSTANCES.
Intro. by Murry, Martin, Wray, Wilkins.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends GS 90-85.15A to require the training to be provided (was, conducted) by the supervising pharmacist-manager. Requires the pharmacist-manager to notify the NC Board within 21 days (was, 10 days in previous edition) of the date that the pharmacy technician began employment.

Amends GS 90-85.50(b), adding an additional provision regarding the rights of a pharmacy subject to an audit by any responsible party, providing that the recoupment of claims have to be based on the actual financial harm to the entity or actual overpayment or underpayment. Sets out procedures for calculating overpayments. Also adds that an entity conducting an audit may have access to a previous audit report only if it was prepared by that entity. Provides that if the audit is conducted by a vendor or subcontractor, that entity must identify the responsible party on whose behalf the audit is being conducted without having this information being requested. Provides that the pharmacist has the right not to be subject to recoupment on any portion of the reimbursement of dispensed product of the prescription (was, on any portion of the product costs of the prescription), except in causes of fraud or other misrepresentation evidenced by a review of the claims data, statements, physical review, or other investigative methods (was, except in cases of fraud or misrepresentation).

Amends GS 90-85.52, Pharmacy audit recoupments, deleting GS 90-85.52(d), regarding the amount of recoupment and the product cost of the prescription.

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