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H.R. 1727 (114th): Medicare Safe Needle Disposal Coverage Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2015 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1727

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2015

(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 2015.

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 the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.