NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
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The Department of Health and Social Services proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 7, Chapter 160, of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with adoption by reference of a revised version of the Alaska Medicaid Preferred Drug List, including the following:
7 AAC 160.900,Requirements adopted by reference, is proposed to be amended to adopt an updated version of the Alaska Medicaid Preferred Drug List for drugs that are covered by Medicaid.
You may comment on these proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Chad Hope, Medicaid Pharmacy Program Manager, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Health Care Services, 4501 Business Park Blvd., Suite 24, Anchorage, AK 99524-0249; E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
The comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2014.
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Chad Hope at the address above or by phone at (907) 334-2654 no later than September 23, 2014 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Chad Hope at the address, phone number, or E-mail address above, or go to the Alaska Online Public Notice System website at:http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/ and click on the attachment at the bottom of the page for this public notice.
After the public comment period ends, the Department of Health and Social Services will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.
Statutory Authority: AS 47.05.010, AS 47.05.012, AS 47.07.030, AS 47.07.040.
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific:AS 47.05.010,
AS 47.05.012, AS 47.07.030, AS 47.07.040.
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
/s/William J. Streur, Commissioner
Department of Health and Social Services
ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION
1. Adopting agency: Department of Health and Social Services
2. General subject of regulation: Medicaid Preferred Drug List.
3. Citation of regulation: 7 AAC 160.900
4. Department of Law file number, if any
5. Reason for the proposed action:
( ) compliance with federal law
( ) compliance with new or changed state statute
( ) compliance with court order
(X) development of program standards
( ) other: (please list)
6. Appropriate Allocation: Health Care Services
7. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):
Initial Year Subsequent
FY 15 Years
Operating Cost $0 $0
Capital Cost $0 $0
1002 Federal receipts $0 $0
1003 General fund match $0 $0
1004 General fund $0 $0
1005 General fund/
program $0 $0
1037 General fund/
mental health $0 $0
Other $0 $0
8. The name of the contact person for the regulations:
Chad Hope, Medicaid Pharmacy Program Manager
Division of Health Care Services
4501 Business Park Blvd., Suite 24
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249
9. The origin of the proposed action:
__X__ staff of state agency
_____ federal government
_____ general public
_____ petition for regulation change
_____ other (please list)_______________
10. Date: 8/26/2014
Prepared by: Kurt West, Project Coordinator