H.R. 1285: To amend the Controlled Substances Act to make any substance containing hydrocodone a schedule II drug.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 20, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1285

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 20, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Mica, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Rooney, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Keating, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Rahall, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Murphy of Florida, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Issa, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Posey, Mrs. Black, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Marino, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Ross, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Shuster, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, and Mr. Schock) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to make any substance containing hydrocodone a schedule II drug.

1.

Hydrocodone amendment

(a)

In general

Schedule III(d) in section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) is amended by—

(1)

striking paragraphs (3) and (4); and

(2)

redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), (7), and (8) as paragraphs (3), (4), (5), and (6), respectively.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act.

2.

Physical security requirements

Notwithstanding the amendments made by section 1, the Attorney General shall immediately, without regard to chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, amend section 1301.72 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, relating to the physical security controls for non-practitioners, narcotic treatment programs and compounders for narcotic treatment programs, and storage areas for controlled substances, to allow, for the 3-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, manufacturers and distributors to store hydrocodone compound products in accordance with the physical security requirements for schedule III, IV, and V controlled substances.

3.

GAO report

(a)

In general

Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a report on the reclassification of hydrocodone products under this Act.

(b)

Contents

The report required under subsection (a) shall include—

(1)

an assessment of the degree to which the reclassification of hydrocodone products under this Act impacts the ability of patients with legitimate medical needs, particularly those in rural areas and nursing home facilities, to access adequate pain management; and

(2)

recommendations necessary to address issues, if any, relating to patient access to adequate pain management.