487J-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Affiliated" means businesses or persons who have contractual arrangements with, or are subject to the control of, the pharmacy benefit manager.

"Business" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or any other form of business entity. The term also includes a financial institution organized, chartered, or holding a license or authorization certificate under the laws of this State, any other state, the United States, or any other country, or the parent or the subsidiary of any such financial institution. The term also includes an entity whose business is records destruction.

"Employee benefit plan" means any plan as defined in title 29 United States Code section 1002(3), as amended.

"Government agency" means any department, division, board, commission, public corporation, or other agency or instrumentality of the State or of any county.

"Health benefits plan" has the same meaning as in section 87A-1.

"Health information" has the same meaning as in 45 Code of Federal Regulations section 160.103, as may be amended.

"Managed care plan" has the same meaning as in section 432E-1.

"Marketing" means making a communication about a product or service that encourages a recipient of the communication to purchase or use the product or service.

"Personal information" has the same meaning as in section 487N-1.

"Redacted" means the rendering of data so that it is unreadable or is truncated so that no more than the last four digits of the identification number are accessible as part of the data.

"Pharmacy benefit manager" means any person, business, or entity that performs pharmacy benefit management, including but not limited to a person or entity under contract with a pharmacy benefit manager to perform pharmacy benefit management on behalf of a managed care company, nonprofit hospital or medical service organization, insurance company, third-party payor, or health program administered by the State.

"Scan" or "scanning" means to access the machine-readable zone of an individual's Hawaii identification card or driver's license with an electronic device capable of deciphering, in an electronically readable format, information electronically encoded on an individual's Hawaii identification card or driver's license. [L 2006, c 137, pt of 2; am L Sp 2008, c 10, 3; am L 2012, c 191, 2; am L 2013, c 225, 3]


Revision Note


In this section, "pharmacy benefit manager" substituted for "pharmacy benefits manager" and "pharmacy benefit management" substituted for "pharmacy benefits management".



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