2017 ORS 743A.065¹
Early refills of prescription eye drops for treatment of glaucoma

An insurer offering a health benefit plan, as defined in ORS 743B.005 (Definitions), that provides coverage of prescription eye drops shall provide coverage for one early refill of a prescription for eye drops to treat glaucoma if all of the following criteria are met:

(1) The refill is requested by an insured less than 30 days after the later of:

(a) The date the original prescription was dispensed to the insured; or

(b) The date that the last refill of the prescription was dispensed to the insured.

(2) The prescriber indicates on the original prescription that a specific number of refills will be needed.

(3) The refill does not exceed the number of refills that the prescriber indicated under subsection (2) of this section.

(4) The prescription has not been refilled more than once during the 30-day period prior to the request for an early refill. [2011 c.660 §25]

Note: See 743A.001 (Automatic repeal of certain statutes on individual and group health insurance).

Note: 743A.065 (Early refills of prescription eye drops for treatment of glaucoma) was added to and made a part of the Insurance Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 743A or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743A—Health Insurance: Reimbursement of Claims, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors743A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.