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S. 2479 (114th): Expanding Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2479

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 2, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Coats) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand access to prescription drug monitoring programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Expanding Access to Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Act.

2.

Controlled substances monitoring programs

(a)

HHS grant program

Section 399O(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280g–3(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(6)

Condition on receipt of funds

Subject to subsections (f) and (g), each State that receives a grant under this section shall demonstrate that relevant prescription information in the prescription drug monitoring program maintained by the State is made available to all individuals authorized by the State to write prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances.

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(b)

Harold rogers prescription drug monitoring program

In order to receive grant funds under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program established under the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002 (Public Law 107–77; 115 Stat. 748), a State shall demonstrate that relevant prescription information in the prescription drug monitoring program maintained by the State is made available to all individuals authorized by the State to write prescriptions for Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances.