The Statewide Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) Advisory Council has been established by the Department of Health, Division of HIV Disease to aid the Division in the carrying out of its Federal grant responsibilities for the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.A. § 300ff-26).  This Council holds four public meeting a year in service of this goal: two in Harrisburg, PA, and two electronically.

 The SPBP Advisory Council provides program guidance and recommendations to the SPBP in regard to: drug formulary; covered lab services; drug utilization review; clinical programs; eligibility; and SPBP management.  The HIV Prevention and Care Project supports the Council in its meetings and work, including hosting all publicly available information and deliverables on this site.

 For additional information, or persons with a disability who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation, please contact HPCP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also sign up to receive updates and meeting notices from HPCP regarding statewide planning activities by emailing your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Finally, you may also contact SPBP AC Chair John Haines regarding any of the above at: The Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Department of Health, Room 611, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Speech or hearing impaired persons contact V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).

 

2018 SPBP Advisory Council Meetings

 

Thursday, January 25, 2018     10am - Noon

Link to web conference is emailed one month in advance

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018           10am - 3pm 

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg   1150 Camp Hill Bypass   Camp Hill, PA  17011

 

Thursday, July 26, 2018          10am - Noon

Link to web conference is emailed one month in advance

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018     10am - 3pm

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg   1150 Camp Hill Bypass   Camp Hill, PA  17011

 

Committees

Drug Formulary & Lab Services Committee

Drug Utilization Review & Clinical Programs Committe

Program Eligibility & Management Committee

Recent Meetings (pdf):

April 2018:        Meeting Minutes (includes Fiscal Update)

Data Update

Outreach Update

MRx Enrollment Screenshots

Philadelphia Prison Linkages

Drug Formulary-Additions

Drug Formulary-Exclusions

 

January 2018:   Meeting Minutes (includes Fiscal Update)