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  • NJ A4440
  • Provides Medicaid and certain insurers access to Prescription Monitoring Program.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill concerns the State's Prescription Monitoring Program and requires the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety to provide online access to the program's prescription monitoring information to a designated representative of a carrier, as defined in section 2 of P.L.1997, c.192 (C.26:2S-2), that provides coverage for prescription drugs and any third-party administrator or pharmacy benefit manager that administers a pharmacy benefit, and to the Director of the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services and the Commissioner of Human Services, or their designees, for the purpose of identifying whether a recipient of benefits under the Medicaid program, NJ FamilyCare program, or any other person, as applicable, is obtaining a prescription in a manner that may be indicative of misuse, abuse, or diversion of a controlled dangerous substance or a violation of law or regulation or a breach of standards of practice. The bill is based on a recommendation that was included in a report by the Office of the State Auditor in the Office of Legislative Services, issued September 13, 2016, to share prescription monitoring data with the State Medicaid program and certain insurers.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 1/10/2017)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/10/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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