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H.R. 2536 (114th): TREAT Act

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To provide access to medication-assisted therapy, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Brian Higgins

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 26th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2015
Length: 14 pages
May 21, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

S. 1455 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Mar 16, 2016


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Opioid Legislation, Approved by the House, Includes Higgins-Led Initiative Expanding Addiction Treatment Medication Prescribing Rights to Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Sponsor) on Jul 8, 2016

Following Community Meetings, Tipton Takes Further Action to Fight Opioid Abuse
    — Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO3] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 12, 2016

Pallone Steps Up Call in Congress to Combat Drug Abuse
    — Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ6] on Oct 8, 2015

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May 21, 2015

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Oct 8, 2015
Considered by Health

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H.R. 2536 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2536. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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