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Expand Canadian Rx Import Program

Concerning expanding the Canadian prescription drug importation program to include prescription drug suppliers from nations other than Canada upon the enactment of legislation by the United States congress authorizing such practice.
2021 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

In 2019, the Colorado general assembly enacted, and the governor subsequently signed into law, the Canadian prescription drug importation program (program) in the department of health care policy and financing (department). The bill states that the department may expand the program to allow a manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or pharmacy from a nation other than Canada to export prescription drugs into the state under the program if certain conditions are met.

If, upon the satisfaction of these conditions, the department decides to expand the program, the executive director of the department shall notify the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, and specified legislative committees, of the department's intent to do so. The executive director shall provide the notice at least 30 days before the program is expanded, and the notice may include any recommendations of the department for legislation to amend the program to reflect its expansion.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

  • All Versions (6 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/16/2021 Final Act PDF
    04/13/2021 Rerevised PDF
    04/12/2021 Revised PDF
    03/12/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    03/11/2021 Engrossed PDF
    02/25/2021 Introduced PDF