Medical Assistance

ORS 414.334
Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan for medical assistance program


The Oregon Health Authority shall adopt a Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan for the medical assistance program. The purpose of the plan is to ensure that enrollees in the medical assistance program receive the most effective prescription drug available at the best possible price.


In adopting the plan, the authority shall consider recommendations of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.


The authority shall consult with representatives of the regulatory boards and associations representing practitioners who are prescribers under the medical assistance program and ensure that practitioners receive educational materials and have access to training on the Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan.


Notwithstanding the Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan adopted by the authority, a practitioner may prescribe any drug that the practitioner indicates is medically necessary for an enrollee as being the most effective available.


An enrollee may appeal to the authority a decision of a practitioner or the authority to not provide a prescription drug requested by the enrollee.


This section does not limit the decision of a practitioner as to the scope and duration of treatment of chronic conditions, including but not limited to arthritis, diabetes and asthma. [2001 c.897 §3; 2009 c.595 §299; 2009 c.827 §§4,10; 2011 c.720 §§138,139]
Note: See note under 414.330 (Legislative findings on prescription drugs).


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