SB 272

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate May 21, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 16, 2024
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Titles 18 And 29 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Health Insurance, And Title 31 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Pharmacist Care.

Abstract

Pharmacists in Delaware provide some of the same medical services as physicians, advance practice registered nurses, and physician assistants, including immunizations. The General Assembly has recently added to the services that pharmacists may provide, including prescribing birth control, testing and treating for a variety of conditions, and prescribing pre-exposure and post-exposure HIV prophylaxis. However, health insurance plans do not currently recognize pharmacists as a provider type that may seek reimbursement for these services, despite already providing coverage for the same services if they were obtained from other providers. This could lead to many pharmacists not providing such expanded services due to the lack of insurance coverage. This Act requires health insurance providers to provide the same reimbursement to pharmacists that is already provided other providers performing the same services at the same rates as advance practice registered nurses and physician assistants. This bill also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.

Bill Sponsors (22)

Votes


May 16, 2024

Actions


May 21, 2024

House

Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce

May 16, 2024

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 272 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT

May 15, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
Finance

Senate

Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

May 08, 2024

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Health & Social Services) in Senate with 5 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Health & Social Services

May 07, 2024

Senate

Amendment SA 1 to SB 272 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

Apr 23, 2024

Senate

Introduced and Assigned to Health & Social Services Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Health & Social Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Bill Text PDF HTML
SA 1 to SB 272 HTML PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note PDF

Sources

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