With regard to coverage under a health benefit plan for HIV infection prevention medications, the bill:
- Prevents a health insurance carrier from requiring a covered person to undergo step therapy or to receive prior authorization before receiving HIV infection prevention drugs;
- Requires carriers to cover HIV infection prevention drugs prescribed or dispensed by a pharmacist and to provide an adequate consultative fee to those pharmacists; and
- Allows a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense HIV infection prevention drugs if the pharmacist fulfills specific requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)