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§ 15-148. Prior authorization requirement for contraceptive drug or device prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: May 30, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Medical and Pharmacy Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 30, 2021
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-148
§ 15-148. Prior authorization requirement for contraceptive drug or device prohibited
Prohibition
(a) Except for a drug or device for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning, the Program and the Maryland Children's Health Program may not apply a prior authorization requirement for a contraceptive drug or device that is:
(1)(i) An intrauterine device; or
(ii) An implantable rod;
(2) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and
(3) Obtained under a prescription written by an authorized prescriber.
Coverage for a single dispensing of prescription contraceptives for 12-month period
(b) The Program and the Maryland Children's Health Program shall provide coverage for a single dispensing to an enrollee of a supply of prescription contraceptives for a 12-month period.
Coverage for services rendered by a licensed pharmacist
(c) The Program and the Maryland Children's Health Program shall provide coverage for services, to the same extent as services rendered by any other licensed health care practitioner, rendered to an enrollee by a licensed pharmacist under:
(1) § 12-509 of the Health Occupations Article in administering self-administered medications or maintenance injectable medications; or
(2) § 12-511 of the Health Occupations Article in screening an enrollee and prescribing contraceptives for the enrollee.

Credits

Added by Acts 2016, c. 436, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2018; Acts 2016, c. 437, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2018. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 820, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 821, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2018, c. 464, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; Acts 2018, c. 465, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; Acts 2021, c. 757, § 1, eff. May 30, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 758, § 1, eff. May 30, 2021.
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-148, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-148
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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