An Act To Provide Access to Opioid Analgesics with Abuse-deterrent Properties
Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA §4320-J is enacted to read:
§ 4320-J. Coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug products
Sec. 2. Application. The requirements of this Act apply to all policies, contracts and certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 2016. For purposes of this Act, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date.
This bill requires all health insurance carriers offering individual and group health plans to provide coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug products as preferred drugs on any formulary, preferred drug list or other list of drugs used by the carrier. The bill applies to all policies and contracts issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2016.