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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 34. Provisions Relating to Accident and Sickness Insurance
9/19/2020

§ 38.2-3466. (Effective October 1, 2020) License required to provide pharmacy benefits management services; requirements for a license, renewal, and revocation or suspension.

A. Unless otherwise covered by a license as a carrier, no person shall provide pharmacy benefits management services or otherwise act as a pharmacy benefits manager in the Commonwealth without first obtaining a license in a manner and in a form prescribed by the Commission.

B. Each applicant for a license as a pharmacy benefits manager shall make application to the Commission, in the form and containing the information listed in subsection C and any other information the Commission prescribes. The Commission may require any documents reasonably necessary to verify the information contained in an application. Each applicant shall, at the time of applying for a license, pay a nonrefundable application processing fee in an amount and in a manner prescribed by the Commission. The fee shall be collected by the Commission and paid directly into the state treasury and credited to the "Bureau of Insurance Special Fund — State Corporation Commission" for the maintenance of the Bureau of Insurance as provided in subsection B of § 38.2-400.

C. An applicant for a license as a pharmacy benefits manager shall provide the Commission the following information:

1. The name, address, and telephone contact number of the pharmacy benefits manager;

2. The name and address of each person with management or control over the pharmacy benefits manager;

3. The name and address of each person with a beneficial ownership interest in the pharmacy benefits manager; and

4. If the pharmacy benefits manager registrant (i) is a partnership or other unincorporated association, a limited liability company, or a corporation and (ii) has five or more partners, members, or stockholders, the registrant shall specify its legal structure and the total number of its partners, members, or stockholders who, directly or indirectly, own, control, hold with the power to vote, or hold proxies representing 10 percent or more of the voting securities of any other person.

D. An applicant shall provide the Commissioner with a signed statement indicating that, to the best of its knowledge, no officer with management or control of the pharmacy benefits manager has been convicted of a felony or has violated any of the requirements of state law applicable to pharmacy benefits managers, or, if the applicant cannot provide such a statement, a signed statement describing the relevant conviction or violation.

E. Except where prohibited by state or federal law, by submitting an application for a license, the applicant shall be deemed to have appointed the clerk of the Commission as the agent for service of process on the applicant in any action or proceeding arising in the Commonwealth out of or in connection with the exercise of the license. Such appointment of the clerk of the Commission as agent for service of process shall be irrevocable during the period within which a cause of action against the applicant may arise out of transactions with respect to subjects of pharmacy benefits management in the Commonwealth. Service of process on the clerk of the Commission shall conform to the provisions of Chapter 8 (§ 38.2-800 et seq.).

F. Each applicant that has complied with the provisions of this article and Commission regulations is entitled to and shall receive a license in the form the Commission prescribes.

G. Each pharmacy benefits manager shall renew its license annually and shall, at the time of renewal, pay a renewal fee in an amount and in a manner prescribed by the Commission. The fee shall be collected by the Commission and paid directly into the state treasury and credited to the "Bureau of Insurance Special Fund — State Corporation Commission" for the maintenance of the Bureau of Insurance as provided in subsection B of § 38.2-400.

H. The Commission may refuse to issue or renew a license or may revoke or suspend a license if it finds that the applicant or license holder has not complied with the provisions of this article or Commission regulations.

2020, cc. 219, 1288.

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