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S. 3604 (109th): Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2005


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2006 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


S 3604 IS

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3604

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of home needle destruction devices and the disposal of needles and lancets through a sharps-by-mail or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2006

Mr. ISAKSON introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of home needle destruction devices and the disposal of needles and lancets through a sharps-by-mail or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2005'.

SEC. 2. COVERAGE OF HOME NEEDLE DESTRUCTION DEVICES AND DISPOSAL OF NEEDLES AND LANCETS THROUGH A SHARPS-BY-MAIL OR SIMILAR PROGRAM UNDER MEDICARE PART D.

    (a) In General- Section 1860D-2(e)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-102(e)(1)(B)) is amended by inserting after `regulations of the Secretary' the following: `and including devices approved for home use by the Food and Drug Administration for the safe and effective destruction of needles and the disposal of needles and lancets through a sharps-by-mail or similar program as medically appropriate based on volume of usage'.

    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2007.