33-22-177. Rights of pharmacies. (1) A pharmacy benefit manager or third-party payer may not prohibit a pharmacist or pharmacy from:
(a) participating in a class-action lawsuit;
(b) disclosing to the plan sponsor or to the patient information regarding the adjudicated reimbursement paid to the pharmacy if the pharmacist or pharmacy complies with the requirements of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, 29 U.S.C. 1181 et seq.;
(c) providing relevant information to a patient about the patient's prescription drug order, including but not limited to the cost and clinical efficacy of a more affordable alternative drug if one is available;
(d) mailing or delivering a prescription drug to a patient as an ancillary service of a pharmacy if the practice is not prohibited under Title 37, chapter 7; or
(e) charging a shipping and handling fee to a patient who has asked that a prescription drug be mailed or delivered if the practice is not prohibited under Title 37, chapter 7.
(2) A pharmacy benefit manager or third-party payer may not require pharmacy accreditation standards or recertification requirements inconsistent with, more stringent than, or in addition to federal and state requirements for licensure as a pharmacy in this state.
(3) A pharmacist or pharmacy that belongs to a pharmacy services administrative organization may receive a copy of a contract the pharmacy services administrative organization entered into with a pharmacy benefit manager or third-party payer on the pharmacy's or pharmacist's behalf.
(4) A pharmacy benefit manager or third-party payer shall provide a pharmacy or pharmacist with the processor control number, bank identification number, and group number for each pharmacy network established or administered by a pharmacy benefit manager or third-party payer to enable the pharmacy to make an informed contracting decision.
(5) (a) A pharmacy benefit manager shall:
(i) offer a pharmacy or a pharmacy services administrative organization an opportunity to renew an existing contract every 3 years, at a minimum; and
(ii) allow a pharmacy or a pharmacy services administrative organization to terminate a contract upon a 90-day notice to the pharmacy benefit manager.
(b) An addendum or amendment to an existing contract between a pharmacy benefit manager and a pharmacy or a pharmacy services administrative organization is effective only upon signing of the addendum or amendment by both parties.