92nd General Assembly
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   New Act                                                                     
   20 ILCS 405/405-195 new                                                     
   30 ILCS 105/5.545 new                                                       

        Creates the Senior Citizen  Prescription  Drug  Discount  Program      
   Act.    Provides  that  the  Program  shall  be  administered  by  the      
   Department of Central Management Services to  enable  eligible  senior      
   citizens  to purchase prescription drugs at discounted prices and that      
   the Department shall (i) enroll eligible  seniors  into  the  Program,      
   (ii)  enter  into  rebate  agreements  with drug manufacturers, either      
   itself or through an agent, and (iii)  reimburse  pharmacies  for  the      
   cost  of  providing discounts using the proceeds from the manufacturer      
   rebate agreements.  Eligible seniors  are  persons  who  are  Illinois      
   residents  and  who  are  65  years  of  age  or older.  Establishes a      
   prescription  pricing  formula.    Sets  guidelines  for  the   rebate      
   agreements.   Establishes  application  requirements  for  seniors and      
   eligibility requirements for pharmacies.  Requires the  Department  to      
   adopt  rules.   Amends  the  State  Finance  Act  to create the Senior      
   Citizen Prescription Drug Discount  Program  Fund  into  which  rebate      
   payments  and  enrollment  fees  shall  be deposited.  Provides for an      
   initial transfer from the General Revenue Fund into the Drug  Discount      
   Program  Fund  of $27,000,000 to be repaid to the General Revenue Fund      
   out of rebate payments.  Amends the Department of  Central  Management      
   Services  Law  of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.  Provides      
   that the Department shall establish  a  Prescription  Drug  Purchasing      
   Policy  Office  to  determine  and implement strategies for best price      
   purchasing practices for State  agencies  that  pay  for  prescription      
   drugs  by  direct purchase or by other arrangements. Effective July 1,      
   FEB-22-2001  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-22-2001  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   FEB-28-2001  S       ASSIGNED TO COMMITTEE               PUBLIC HEALTH         
   MAR-06-2001  S       TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                           
   MAR-06-2001  S                   COMMITTEE               PUBLIC HEALTH         
   MAR-31-2001  S  RE-REFERRED TO RULES COMM/RULE 3-9(A)    RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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