SB 0639 Creates a pharmaceutical assistance program for qualified senior citizens
LR Number:2773S.01I Fiscal Note:2773-01
Committee:Aging, Families and Mental Health
Last Action:02/01/00 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families & Mental Health Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 639 - This act creates a pharmaceutical assistance program for qualified senior citizens. A new Section 660.665 creates the program within the Division of Aging. Qualified participants must be sixty-five years of age or older and must have an annual household income of $50,000 or less. Qualified persons may apply to the Division for reimbursement after spending over $500 in one year and submitting documents proving their qualifications and expenditures. The Division shall then reimburse such persons for seventy-five percent of their drug expenditures, up to an annual reimbursement total of $1000. Pharmacies may submit claims on behalf of qualified persons and may add a two percent administrative fee.

Any person who violates the provisions of this bill will be guilty of a Class C felony if the amount involved is over $750 or a Class D felony if the amount involved is between $501 and $750.