In Oklahoma, three wins, one loss for pharmacy

NCPA May 14, 2021

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed three pro-pharmacy, pro-patient bills into law: SB 2677, SB 392, and HB 2123. SB 2677 strengthens existing fair pharmacy audit laws and helps keep PBMs accountable for reimbursement amounts. SB 392 requires insurers to reimburse pharmacies for providing covered services. HB 2123 creates the Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Commission. Unfortunately, Gov. Stitt vetoed SB 821, which would have given patients greater authority to use the in-network pharmacy of their choice. However, efforts are under way to override the veto.