|127th MAINE LEGISLATURE|
|LD 919||LR 1724(02)|
|An Act To Provide Access to Opioid Analgesics with Abuse-deterrent Properties|
|Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "|
|Committee: Insurance and Financial Services|
|Fiscal Note Required: Yes|
|Potential future biennium cost increase - All Funds|
|Fiscal Detail and Notes|
|The proposed law
would not have any fiscal impact in the current biennium to the state
employee health plan because non-abuse-deterrent opioids and abuse-deterrent
opioids are currently on the same tiers in the formulary for the plan, so
there is no cost differential.
To the extent that the State Employee Health Commission (SEHC) might want to adjust formularies in the future to guide members toward lower cost generic non-abuse-deterrent opioids, the SEHC would be precluded from doing so by this legislation. That could lead to future increased costs due to an inability to utilize that option to achieve savings.