H.R.1188: Preserving Our Hometown Independent Pharmacies Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 12 (3 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Preserving Our Hometown Independent Pharmacies Act of 2013 - Treats independent pharmacies negotiating contract terms with a health plan for the provision of health care items or services, but only in connection with such negotiations, the same under the antitrust laws as an employee engaged in concerted activities, and not as an employer, independent contractor, managerial employee, or supervisor.

Exempts actions taken in good faith reliance on this Act from being subject to criminal sanctions or civil penalties beyond actual damages incurred.

Declares that this Act does not exempt from application of antitrust laws any agreement or unlawful conspiracy that: (1) would have the effect of boycotting any independent pharmacy; (2) would exclude, limit the participation or reimbursement of, or otherwise limit the scope of services to be provided by any independent pharmacy or group of independent pharmacies with respect to the performance of services within their scop...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
March 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.