Notice of Intended Action

Pharmacy benefits managers, amendments to ch 59

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ARC 6740C


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.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

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.

Public Comment

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:

Andria Seip

Iowa Insurance Division

1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 100

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Phone: 515.654.6575


Public Hearing

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 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.

Insurance Division

This Organization is a part of the Commerce Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 1/5/2023.

Official Document

The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 12/14/2022.

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