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H.R. 4599 (114th): Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2016 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 430

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4599

[Report No. 114–556]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 24, 2016

(for herself and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

May 10, 2016

Additional sponsors: Mr. Tonko, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Foster, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Guinta, Ms. Matsui, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Keating, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Turner, and Ms. McSally

May 10, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 24, 2016


A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain partial fillings of prescriptions.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016.

2.

Partial fills of schedule II controlled substances

(a)

In general

Section 309 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 829) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(f)

Partial fills of schedule II controlled substances

(1)

Partial fills

(A)

In general

A prescription for a controlled substance in schedule II may be partially filled if—

(i)

it is not prohibited by State law;

(ii)

the prescription is written and filled in accordance with the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), regulations prescribed by the Attorney General, and State law;

(iii)

the partial fill is requested by the patient or the practitioner that wrote the prescription; and

(iv)

the total quantity dispensed in all partial fillings does not exceed the total quantity prescribed.

(B)

Other circumstances

A prescription for a controlled substance in schedule II may be partially filled in accordance with section 1306.13 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of the Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016).

(2)

Remaining portions

(A)

In general

Except as provided in subparagraph (B), remaining portions of a partially filled prescription for a controlled substance in schedule II—

(i)

may be filled; and

(ii)

shall be filled not later than 30 days after the date on which the prescription is written.

(B)

Emergency situations

In emergency situations, as described in subsection (a), the remaining portions of a partially filled prescription for a controlled substance in schedule II—

(i)

may be filled; and

(ii)

shall be filled not later than 72 hours after the prescription is issued.

.

(b)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the authority of the Attorney General to allow a prescription for a controlled substance in schedule III, IV, or V of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) to be partially filled.

May 10, 2016

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed