Rulemaking

The Office of the Secretary of State is charged with overseeing the State of Maine rulemaking process and publishing Rule Chapters.

Information on proposed and recently adopted rules at the Department of Health and Human Services are below. In addition, offices within DHHS also manage their own rules, available through one of the offices below.

Major Substantive Rule:

Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program

Pursuant to P.L. 2019, ch. 472, the major substantive rule provides for a process for the design of a wholesale prescription drug importation program, in anticipation of the release of federal rules establishing an application pathway for demonstration projects allowing importation by states and other entities. It also provides that the Department of Health and Human Services will submit an application under such a pathway on behalf of the State of Maine. This rule has been approved by the Maine Legislature with specified amendments.

Date posted: 05/15/2020