HOUSE BILL No. 2233*
An Act enacting the uniform prescription drug information
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. This act shall be known
and may be cited as the uniform
prescription drug information card act.
Sec. 2. As used in this act:
(a) ``Commissioner'' means the Kansas
commissioner of insurance;
(b) ``department'' means the Kansas
department of insurance; and
(c) ``health benefit plan'' shall have
the meaning ascribed to such term
by subsection (1) of K.S.A. 40-2209d, and amendments thereto.
Sec. 3. (a) A health benefit plan
that provides coverage for prescrip-
tion drugs or devices and issues a card for claims processing and
ministrator of any such plan, including, but not limited to, a
benefits manager and a third-party administrator shall issue a card
taining uniform prescription drug information to each person
such card under the health benefit plan. If required for claims
cation, the uniform prescription drug information card shall
identify and display the following information:
(1) ANSI-BIN number;
(2) processor control number or group
number or both;
(3) card issuer identifier;
(4) prescription claims processor, if
different from card issuer;
(5) cardholder identification number;
(6) cardholder or insured name;
(7) claims submission names and
(8) help desk telephone numbers.
(b) A uniform prescription drug
information card shall be issued by
a health benefit plan to each person entitled to such card under
benefit plan upon enrollment and reissued upon any change in such
son's coverage that affects one or more mandatory data elements
tained on the card.
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing
provision, any health benefit plan
or administrator of such plan may utilize, in lieu of such card,
technology which contains all of the information required for
judication, as long as such electronic technology is provided by
benefit plan or administrator of such plan to the pharmacies which
adjudicate the prescription drug claims.
Sec. 4. The uniform prescription
drug information card may be used
for any and all coverage under a health benefit plan. Nothing in
shall be construed as requiring any person issuing a card for
of claims under a health benefit plan to issue a separate card for
tion drug coverage, as long as the card is able to accommodate the
mation necessary to process a prescription drug claim, as required
section 3, and amendments thereto.
Sec. 5. (a) This act shall apply to
any health benefit plan that is
amended, delivered, issued or renewed on or after the effective
(b) The commissioner may adopt rules and
regulations that are nec-
essary to implement the provisions of this act.
Sec. 6. This act shall be
administered and enforced by the commis-
sioner in the same manner as is provided for administering and
the statutes regarding insurers' unfair methods of competition and
or deceptive acts or practices, as provided by K.S.A. 40-2405,
40-2407, 40-2408 and 40-2411, and amendments thereto, and the
missioner shall have and may exercise the powers granted by K.S.A.
2405, 40-2406, 40-2407, 40-2408 and 40-2411, and amendments
in administering and enforcing the provisions of this act.
Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 16, 2003.