|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|
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.