An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, it is critically important that this legislation take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. A-1. 24-A MRSA §4317-C is enacted to read:
§ 4317-C. Coverage for prescription insulin drugs; limit on out-of-pocket costs
Sec. A-2. Application. The requirements of this Part apply to all policies, contracts and certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2021. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.
Sec. B-1. 32 MRSA §13786-D is enacted to read:
§ 13786-D. Prescribing and dispensing insulin
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.