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H.R. 2977 (113th): Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2013


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 1, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2977

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 1, 2013

(for himself and Ms. DeGette) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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 title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2013 .

2.

Coverage of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program 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 containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2014.