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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2818        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3370


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John W. Scibak


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the Massachusetts state office for pharmacy services.






John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire and Franklin

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2818        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3370

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3370) of John W. Scibak and others relative to expanding the functions of the State Office for Pharmacy Services.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the Massachusetts state office for pharmacy services.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of the executive office of health and human services shall investigate opportunities for the state office for pharmacy services to expand its scope, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) providing comprehensive clinical pharmacy services to additional state agencies and facilities and non-state entities; (2) establishing contractual mail-order pharmacy services; (3) developing a regionally coordinated or centralized system of pharmacy services, including bulk or pool purchasing; and (4) providing consulting activities and services to other states and non-state entities for the purpose of securing deeper discounts and negotiating supplemental rebates. 

              The secretary shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the senate and house committees on ways and means a report detailing the costs, including both capital investments and ongoing operational expenses, and the potential financial benefit to the commonwealth associated with expanding the office for pharmacy services, not later than December 31, 2011. 

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