Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Pharmacy Benefit Managers Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a pharmacy benefit manager shall not prohibit a pharmacist or pharmacy from, or indirectly punish a pharmacist or pharmacy for, making any written or oral statement or otherwise disclosing information to any federal, State, county, or municipal official, including the Director of Insurance or law enforcement, or before any State, county, or municipal committee, body, or proceeding under specified circumstances. Provides that the provisions apply to contracts entered into or renewed on or after July 1, 2023 (rather than July 1, 2022).
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Pharmacy Benefit Managers Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a pharmacy benefit manager may not retaliate against a pharmacist or pharmacy for disclosing information in a court, in an administrative hearing, before a legislative commission or committee, in any other proceeding, or to a government or law enforcement agency, if the pharmacist or pharmacy has reasonable cause to believe that the disclosed information is evidence of a violation of a State or federal law, rule, or regulation. Provides that a pharmacist or pharmacy shall make commercially reasonable efforts to limit the disclosure of confidential and proprietary information. Provides that retaliatory actions against a pharmacy or pharmacist include specified actions.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that the provisions apply to contracts entered into or renewed on or after July 1, 2022 (rather than July 1, 2023). Adds a July 1, 2023 effective date.