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Washington State 2020 Legislation

Prescription Drug Affordability Board
Passed Legislature 3.6.2020 – Delivered to Governor 3.12.2020 – Governor Vetoed 4.3.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts to ensure that people with MS have access to the medications they need to live their best lives.

Prescription Drug Affordability Support Letter 

Prior Authorization Reporting
Governor Signed 3.2.2020 – Effective 6.11.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts in continuing to make the cost of care more transparent for consumers living with MS.

Prior Authorization Position Statement

Prior Authorization Standards
Governor Signed 3.27.2020 – Effective 6.11.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts to ensure that people with MS have access to the treatments they need to live their best lives.

Insurance Coverage of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Prefiled 12.19.2020 – Hearing in Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee 1.20.2020
Died in Committee at end of session
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts to get needed durable medical equipment and orthotics to those living with MS.

Joining the Interstate Nursing Licensure Compact
Prefiled 1.10.2020 – Senate Rules “X” file 2.24.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts to encourage, develop, and maintain provider networks that ensure coverage and access to quality MS Care.

Total Cost of Insulin
Governor Signed 4.3.2020 – Effective 6.11.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts in continuing to make the cost of medications more transparent for all consumers with high costs.

Supported/Monitored

Home & Institutional Caregiver protections
Governor Signed – 4.2.2020 – Effective 6.11.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts to provide caregivers with the supports they need to do their best job for those living with MS.

Health Care Costs Transparency Board
Governor Signed 4.3.2020 – Effective 6.1.1.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports efforts in continuing to make the cost of care more transparent for consumers living with MS.

Cost-Sharing Requirements for Coverage of Insulin Products
Governor Signed 3.31.2020 – Effective 6.11.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, supports and monitors legislation relating to medication cost controls and their effects upon those living with MS.


2019 Legislation 

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