April 18, 2017
On March 30, 2017, Gov. Justice signed HB2300 into law. The new law requires health insurance plans which already provide prescription drug coverage and utilize step therapy protocols to implement certain exceptions to those protocols.
The patient and prescribing provider must have access to a clear and convincing process to request a step therapy protocol exception determination. A step therapy override determination must be expeditiously granted if:
The law is effective for policies issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2018.