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S. 672 (113th): Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2013


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 9, 2013 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 672

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 9, 2013

(for himself andMr. Coons) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee 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 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 afterregulations of the Secretarythe following:and including devices approved for home use by theFood and Drug Administrationfor 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 bysubsection (a)shall take effect on January 1, 2014.