The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide administrative support to the Board and the Board shall: 1) Convene and meet no less than once per calendar quarter; 2) Provide regular opportunities for public comment and; 3) Comply with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.
The Board shall have the authority and responsibility to provide recommendations to the Illinois Department regarding which drug products to list on the Illinois Department’s preferred drug list.
The Board shall consist of the following voting members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve terms of 3 years without compensation: (A) one pharmacist licensed to practice pharmacy in Illinois who is recommended by a statewide organization representing pharmacists; (B) 4 physicians, recommended by a statewide organization representing physicians, who are licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois, have knowledge of and adhere to best practice standards, and have experience treating Illinois Medicaid beneficiaries; (C) at least one clinician who specializes in the prevention and treatment of HIV, recommended by an HIV healthcare advocacy organization; (D) at least one clinician recommended by a healthcare advocacy organization that serves individuals who are affected by chronic diseases that require significant pharmaceutical treatments; (E) one clinician representing the Illinois Department; and (F) one licensed psychiatrist, recommended by a statewide organization representing psychiatrists, who has experience treating Illinois Medicaid beneficiaries. One non-voting clinician recommended by an association of Medicaid managed care health plans shall serve a term of 3 years on the Board without compensation. Organizations interested in nominating non-voting clinicians to advise the Board may submit requests to participate to the Illinois Department. A licensed physician recommended by the Rare Disease Commission who is a rare disease specialist and possesses scientific knowledge and medical training with respect to rare diseases and is familiar with drug and biological products and treatment shall be notified in advance to attend an Illinois Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Board meeting when a drug or biological product is scheduled to be reviewed in order to advise and make recommendations on drugs or biological products