SECTION 1. Section 19B of chapter 94C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (d) the following new subsection:-
(d½) A pharmacist or designee dispensing an opioid antagonist pursuant to this section shall, for the purposes of health insurance billing and cost-sharing, treat the transaction as the dispensing of a prescription to the person purchasing the drug regardless of the stated or potential end user. Prior to dispensing the opioid antagonist, the pharmacist or designee shall make a reasonable effort to identify the purchaser’s insurance coverage, and to submit a claim for the opioid antagonist to the insurance carrier at the time of purchase.
SECTION 2. Section 19C of Chapter 94C of the General Laws, as inserted by chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “as defined in section 19B”, the following:- “, and to establish the procedures and protocols described in said section 19B for the dispensing of opioid antagonists”
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