Senate Bills 405 and 453


November 13, 2013
10:30 AM
Room 461, Main Capitol

Consideration of Bills

SB 405 (Vance)Bill Summary – Amends the Generic Equivalent Drug Law to provide for the substitution of an interchangeable biosimilar drug product for a brand name biologic.

Amendment A04333 (Vance) – Includes biologics approved under a prior federal statute, reduces some record keeping and notification requirements and expands the manner in which notification and record keeping may be made.

SB 453 (Costa)Bill Summary – Establishes the Pain Management and Palliative Care Task Force and creates a patient bill of rights with regard to palliative care.

Amendment A04355 (Kitchen) – Adds definitions and makes technical changes