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Oklahoma

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Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

Oklahoma

Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

(All States)

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Marty Lee Hendrick | Executive Director
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OK Pharmacists Get Provider Status

A new bill, HB 2322, grants provider status to Oklahoma pharmacists. This bill HB 2322, defines pharmacists as “essential community providers” and mandates that pharmacists get payment parity for healthcare services through the state Medicaid program. Under this mandate, pharmacists will receive direct payment or reimbursement for services rendered at no less than the rate of other providers performing the same services. HB 2322 marks an important step in achieving provider status for all pharmacists in all states.

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NCPA

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Another PBM Win in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) recently signed a new bill, SB 737, into law. SB 737 expands on the state’s patient choice bill, SB 1860, and fights PBMs in a new way. SB 737 gives the insurance commissioner greater enforcement authority over PBMs, prevents spread pricing, and prohibits pharmacy network participation fees. In effect, it ensures that patients and pharmacies alike are safe from abusive PBM practices.

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NCPA

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OK Advocates for Greater Patient Choice

Oklahoma leaders and lawmakers are advocating for greater patient choice with one new bill. This bill, SB 1860, would strengthen existing statutes protecting a patient’s authority to utilize the pharmacy of their choice. It would limit patient steering and restrict PBMs from incentivizing patients to pick one pharmacy over another. SB 1860 marks an important step in fighting for pharmaceutical freedom. It is now being considered in the House of Representatives.

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NCPA

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3 Wins for Pharmacy in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signed 3 pro-pharmacy, pro-patient bills into law, while vetoing another that would have given paitents greater authority in selecting in-network pharmacies of their own choice. The 3 successfully passed laws do the following: helps to strengthen fair pharmacy audit laws to hold PBMs accountable, requires insurers to reimburse pharmacies for covered services, and also creates the Patient's Right to Pharmacy Choice Commission.

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NCPA

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Emergency Authorization Broadens Pharmacist Vaccination Ability

SB 398 was passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, broadening the authority of pharmacists in Oklahoma as it pertains to the administration of vaccines. It authorizes pharmacists to administer any FDA approved or authorized vaccine without a prescription.

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