On December 28, 2017, The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (Board) announced the establishment and release of a proposed Pharmacy Formulary.
Governor Cuomo signed into law in April 2017 legislation that required the Board to establish a comprehensive prescription drug formulary by December 31, 2017.
Publication in the State Register on December 27, 2017 commences a 60-day comment period (which expires on February 26, 2018). The draft formulary and the associated regulations necessary for implementation are available on the Board's website.
The current draft proposes a July 1, 2018 effective date. However, the drug formulary and regulations will not become effective until the regulations are adopted and a final implementation date has been determined.
What is NYSSOS Doing?
The NYSSOS Board of Directors is reviewing the proposal at its January meeting. Anyone interested in sharing your feedback with the NYSSOS Board to be considered for incorporation with the Society's response, is asked to submit comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like, you can directly submit you comments on or before February 26, 2018. This includes requests to add/delete pharmaceuticals to the preferred list of the prescription drug formulary.
The Board will evaluate all comments received, and will consider necessary revisions as the process advances.