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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 18 : Health

Chapter 091 : Prescription Drug Cost Containment

Subchapter 005 : Unused Drug Repository Program

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4672)
  • § 4672. Agency of Human Services; rulemaking

    The Agency of Human Services shall adopt rules for the administration of the program, including rules regarding:

    (1) donations to the program, which may include donations from institutional settings in Vermont, such as pharmacies, long-term care facilities, Veterans’ Administration facilities, correctional facilities, hospitals, and other facilities, as well as donations from individuals;

    (2) what types of drugs may be donated to the program;

    (3) safety criteria for donated drugs, which may include packaging requirements and inspections; and

    (4) patient eligibility to receive drugs from the program, which shall be available to any patient, with priority given to patients who meet one or more of the following criteria:

    (A) patients whose household income is below 400 percent of the federal poverty level;

    (B) patients who are uninsured;

    (C) patients who are underinsured;

    (D) patients who are Medicare beneficiaries and are experiencing a coverage gap in their Medicare prescription drug coverage; and

    (E) patients who are on a high-deductible health plan or on a plan with high co-payment requirements for prescription drugs, or both. (Added 2023, No. 61, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.)