Nebraska Revised Statute 68-955

Chapter 68

68-955.

Prescription of drug not on preferred drug list; conditions.

(1) A health care provider may prescribe a prescription drug not on the preferred drug list to a medicaid recipient if (a) the prescription drug is medically necessary, (b)(i) the provider certifies that the preferred drug has not been therapeutically effective, or with reasonable certainty is not expected to be therapeutically effective, in treating the recipient's condition or (ii) the preferred drug causes or is reasonably expected to cause adverse or harmful reactions in the recipient, and (c) the department authorizes coverage for the prescription drug prior to the dispensing of the drug. The department shall respond to a prior authorization request no later than twenty-four hours after receiving such request.

(2) A health care provider may prescribe a prescription drug not on the preferred drug list to a medicaid recipient without prior authorization by the department if the provider certifies that (a) the recipient is achieving therapeutic success with a course of antidepressant, antipsychotic, or anticonvulsant medication or medication for human immunodeficiency virus, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancer, or immunosuppressant therapy or (b) the recipient has experienced a prior therapeutic failure with a medication.