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H.R. 293 (114th): To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 13, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 293

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 13, 2015

(for himself and Mr. DeFazio) 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 XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes.

1.

Exempting from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes

(a)

In general

Section 1128G(e)(10)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h(e)(10)(B)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (iii), by inserting , including peer-reviewed journals, journal reprints, journal supplements, conference reports, and medical textbooks after patient use; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new clause:

(xiii)

A transfer of anything of value to a covered recipient who is a physician if the thing of value is intended solely for purposes of providing continuing medical education to the physician or other physicians.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to transfers of value made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.