Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

Name Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee
Contact Person Ruth Kennedy - Director, Bureau of Health Services Financing
Mailing Address Department of Health and Hospitals
Post Office Box 91030
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9030
Phone Number 225-342-9240
Fax Number 225-342-9508
Board Email --
Website http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/697
Legal Authority R.S. 46:153.3(C)
Year Created 2001
Organizational Placement Department of Health & Hospitals
Purpose/Function The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining a preferred drug list (PDL) in conjunction with a prior approval process relating to the Medicaid drug program.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 21
Number Currently Serving: 19
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 2
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $504
  Current year budgeted: $11432
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Department of Health & Hospitals
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes 1 The May 8, 2013 Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee Meeting was not held becuase there was not a quorom. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

2 Travel Reimbursement can not be provided, in the Reimburseent section, for former P&T Committee Members who resigned or were not reappointed during the 2013-2013 SFY.
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