§5-16C-8. Audit required; reports.
(a) The director shall cause to be conducted an audit of any funds expended pursuant to any prescription drug purchasing agreement or pharmacy benefit management contract executed under the provisions of this article for each fiscal year that the prescription drug purchasing agreement or pharmacy benefit management contract is in effect. The director shall submit the audit to the joint committee on government and finance upon completion, but in no event later than the thirty-first day of December after the end of the fiscal year subject to audit.

(b) The director shall provide written notice to the joint committee on government and finance before executing a prescription drug purchasing agreement or a pharmacy benefit management contract or amending an existing prescription drug contract.