Pharmacy benefits managers, amendments to ch 59
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to pharmacy benefits managers
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Insurance Division hereby proposes to amend Chapter 59, "Pharmacy Benefits Managers," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code chapters 510, 510B and 510C and 2022 Iowa Acts, House File 2384, section 22.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2022 Iowa Acts, House File 2384.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments update Chapter 59 to implement changes made in 2022 Iowa Acts, House File 2384, regarding pharmacy benefits managers.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Division for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 191—Chapter 4.
Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Division no later than 4:30 p.m.on January 5, 2023. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Insurance Division
1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
January 5, 2023
1 to 3 p.m.
1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing must submit a request to Angela Burke Boston prior to the public hearing to facilitate an orderly hearing. Persons will be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact Angela Burke Boston via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 515.654.6543 and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
Emergency Rule Making Adopted by Reference
This proposed rule making is also published herein as an Adopted and Filed Emergency rule making (see ARC 6739C, IAB 12/14/22). The purpose of this Notice of Intended Action is to solicit public comment on that emergency rule making, whose subject matter is hereby adopted by reference.
This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 1/5/2023.
The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.
View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 12/14/2022.