§431R-5 Violations; penalties. (a) The insurance commissioner may assess a fine of up to $10,000 for each violation by a pharmacy benefit manager or prescription drug benefit plan provider who is in violation of section 431R-2 or 431R-3. In addition, the insurance commissioner may order the pharmacy benefit manager to take specific affirmative corrective action or make restitution.
(b) Failure of a pharmacy benefit manager to comply with a previously agreed upon contractual retail pharmacy network agreement pursuant to section 431R-2 or 431R-3 shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice as provided in section 431:13-102.
(c) A pharmacy benefit manager or prescription drug benefit plan provider may appeal any decision made by the insurance commissioner in accordance with chapter 91.
(d) Every person and its officers, employees, and representatives subject to investigation or examination by the commissioner under this chapter shall produce and make freely accessible to the commissioner the accounts, records, documents, and files in the person's possession or control relating to the subject of the investigation or examination and shall otherwise facilitate the investigation or examination.
(e) Every person and its officers, employees, and representatives subject to investigation or examination by the commissioner under this chapter shall issue a written response no later than fifteen working days after receiving a written inquiry from the commissioner regarding a claim or complaint. The response shall be more than an acknowledgment that the commissioner's communication has been received and shall adequately address the concerns stated in the communication. [L 2013, c 226, pt of §2; am L 2016, c 141, §15]