2015 ORS 414.332¹
Policy for Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan

It is the policy of the State of Oregon that a Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan will ensure that:

(1) Oregonians have access to the most effective prescription drugs appropriate for their clinical conditions;

(2) Decisions concerning the clinical effectiveness of prescription drugs are made by licensed health practitioners, are informed by the latest peer-reviewed research and consider the health condition of a patient or characteristics of a patient, including the patient’s gender, race or ethnicity; and

(3) The cost of prescription drugs in the medical assistance program is managed through market competition among pharmaceutical manufacturers by considering, first, the effectiveness and safety of a given drug and, second, any substantial cost differences between drugs within the same therapeutic class. [2001 c.897 §2; 2009 c.595 §298b; 2011 c.720 §137]

Note: See note under 414.330 (Legislative findings on prescription drugs).

Notes of Decisions

Policy state­ment that cost of prescrip­tion drugs in Oregon Health Plan be managed by considering, first, effectiveness of given drug and, sec­ond, relative cost of drug does not impose sequential two-step considera­tion process. Purdue Pharma, L.P. v. Depart­ment of Human Services, 199 Or App 199, 110 P3d 657 (2005), Sup Ct review denied


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 414—Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors414.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 414, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano414.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.