Illinois Compiled Statutes 320 ILCS 55 Illinois Prescription Drug Discount Program Act. Section 15

    (320 ILCS 55/15)

    Sec. 15. Definitions. As used in this Act:

    "Authorized pharmacy" means any pharmacy registered in this State under the Pharmacy Practice Act or approved by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and approved by the Department or its program administrator.

    "AWP" or "average wholesale price" means the amount determined from the latest publication of the Red Book, a universally subscribed pharmacist reference guide annually published by the Hearst Corporation. "AWP" or "average wholesale price" may also be derived electronically from the drug pricing database synonymous with the latest publication of the Red Book and furnished in the National Drug Data File (NDDF) by First Data Bank (FDB), a service of the Hearst Corporation.

    "Covered medication" means any medication included in the Illinois Prescription Drug Discount Program.

    "Department" means the Department of Central Management Services.

    "Director" means the Director of Central Management Services.

    "Drug manufacturer" means any entity (1) that is located within or outside Illinois that is engaged in (i) the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of prescription drug products covered under the program, either directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of natural origin, independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis or (ii) the packaging, repackaging, leveling, labeling, or distribution of prescription drug products covered under the program and (2) that elects to provide prescription drugs either directly or under contract with any entity providing prescription drug services on behalf of the State of Illinois. "Drug manufacturer", however, does not include a wholesale distributor of drugs or a retail pharmacy licensed under Illinois law.

    "Federal Poverty Limit" or "FPL" means the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines published annually in the Federal Register.

    "Prescription drug" means any prescribed drug that may be legally dispensed by an authorized pharmacy.

    "Program" means the Illinois Prescription Drug Discount Program created under this Act.

    "Program administrator" means the entity that is chosen by the Department to administer the program. The program administrator may, in this case, be the Director or a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) chosen to subcontract with the Director.

    "Rules" includes rules adopted and forms prescribed by the Department.

(Source: P.A. 98-488, eff. 8-16-13.)

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