2012 Vermont Statutes
Title 33 Human Services
Chapter 19 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
§ 2004 Manufacturer fee
§ 2004. Manufacturer fee
(a) Annually, each pharmaceutical manufacturer or labeler of prescription drugs that are paid for by the department of Vermont health access for individuals participating in Medicaid, the Vermont Health Access Program, Dr. Dynasaur, VPharm, or VermontRx shall pay a fee to the agency of human services. The fee shall be 0.5 percent of the previous calendar year's prescription drug spending by the department and shall be assessed based on manufacturer labeler codes as used in the Medicaid rebate program.
(b) Fees collected under this section shall fund collection and analysis of information on pharmaceutical marketing activities under 18 V.S.A. §§ 4632 and 4633, analysis of prescription drug data needed by the attorney general's office for enforcement activities, the Vermont prescription monitoring system established in 18 V.S.A. chapter 84A, and the evidence-based education program established in 18 V.S.A. chapter 91, subchapter 2. The fees shall be collected in the evidence-based education and advertising fund established in section 2004a of this title.
(c) The secretary of human services or designee shall make rules for the implementation of this section. (Added 2007, No. 80, § 20; amended 2007, No. 89 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2009, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.), § I.67; 2011, No. 162 (Adj. Sess.), § E.311.)
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