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H.R. 2064 (110th): Compassionate Care for Servicewomen Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2007 (Introduced).


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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2064

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Harman, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, and Mr. Shays) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to require emergency contraception to be available at all military health care treatment facilities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Compassionate Care for Servicewomen Act.

2.

Requirement to make available emergency contraception at all military health care treatment facilities

Section 1074g(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(9)
(A)

Emergency contraception shall be included on the basic core formulary of the uniform formulary, notwithstanding any provision of law or regulation requiring that only drugs ordered or prescribed by a physician (or other authorized provider) may be included in the uniform formulary.

(B)

Nothing in subparagraph (A) may be construed to require emergency contraception to be covered under the pharmacy benefits program.

(C)

Notwithstanding paragraph (4), prior authorization shall not be required for emergency contraception. Nothing in the preceding sentence may be construed as waiving any provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.) or any other provision of law administered by the Food and Drug Administration, including rules and orders of such Administration in effect at any time under such Act or other provisions of law.

(D)

In this paragraph, the term emergency contraception means a drug, drug regimen, or device that is—

(i)

approved by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent pregnancy; and

(ii)

used postcoitally.

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