CHAPTER 27-29.1
Pharmacy Freedom of Choice – Fair Competition and Practices

SECTION 27-29.1-10

§ 27-29.1-10. Costs of enforcement.

The total cost of the enforcement of §§ 27-29.1-3 and 27-29.1-8 shall be borne by the pharmacy benefits manager(s) and/or the insurer(s) against whom the complaint is made on an equal basis and shall include the following expenses:

(1) One hundred fifty percent (150%) of the total salaries and benefits paid to the personnel of the department of business regulation engaged in the enforcement less any salary reimbursement;

(2) All reasonable technology costs related to the enforcement process. Technology costs shall include the actual cost of software and hardware utilized in the enforcement process and the cost of training personnel in the proper use of the software or hardware;

(3) All necessary and reasonable education and training costs incurred by the state to maintain the proficiency and competence of the enforcing personnel. All these costs shall be incurred in accordance with the appropriate state of Rhode Island regulations, guidelines and procedures.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 363, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 368, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 602, § 2.)