Sec. G-1. 22 MRSA §2681, sub-§2, ¶B, as amended by PL 2003, c. 494, §4, is further amended to read:
B. "Initial discounted price" for a drug means
the price the department pays MaineCare the amount that participating retail pharmacies for that drug for MaineCare members may charge qualified residents participating in the program for that drug, as established by the department through rulemaking.
Sec. G-2. Department of Human Services; emergency rulemaking. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commissioner of Human Services is authorized to adopt rules to implement the provisions of the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 2681, subsection 2, paragraph B and those rules are emergency rules in accordance with Title 5, section 8054.
Sec. G-3. Rulemaking to maximize state savings. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Human Services shall adopt rules for the elderly low-cost drug program that maximize state savings for the coordination of benefits under the State's elderly low-cost drug program with those provided under the federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 while providing a substantially equivalent benefit. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
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