33-22-180. Contract coverage -- nondiscrimination -- penalty. (1) A health insurance issuer, a plan sponsor not subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or a pharmacy benefit manager may not include in a contract with a federally certified health entity provisions that allow:
(a) payment for a prescription drug to the federally certified health entity or a contract pharmacy at less than the state rate determined by surveys used to develop national average drug acquisition costs for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or, if a national average drug acquisition cost has not been calculated, a payment less than the wholesale acquisition cost described in 42 U.S.C. 1395w-3a(c)(6)(B); or
(b) an additional fee or charge or other adjustment that is imposed only on the federally certified health entity or its contract pharmacy. Other adjustments under this subsection (1)(b) include but are not limited to payment of a lower dispensing fee or requiring an add-on payment.
(2) A patient eligible to receive drugs under an agreement covered by 42 U.S.C. 256b may not be discriminated against through conditions imposed on a federally certified health entity or its contract pharmacy through which the patient is eligible to receive drugs.
(3) If a health insurance issuer, plan sponsor not subject to Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or a pharmacy benefit manager is found guilty of violating subsection (1) or (2), the insurance commissioner shall impose a fine for each separate entity not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, subject to a maximum fine of no more than $100,000 in any year.