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H.R. 1545: VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1545 would require the VA to disclose information about any individual (veteran or non-veteran) who is prescribed medication by a VA employee or authorized non-VA provider, to a state-controlled substances monitoring program to prevent misuse and diversion of prescription medicines.

Under current law, then VA providers prescribe a controlled substance, the VA is required to disclose this information to the appropriate state-controlled substance monitoring program. However, an inability to differentiate between dependents and other non-veterans leads the VA to only submit information on veteran patients, which leaves out ...

Sponsor and status

Ann Kuster

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017
Length: 1 pages
Introduced:

Mar 15, 2017

Status:

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Nov 15, 2017

This bill was passed by Congress on November 15, 2017 and goes to the President next.

Prognosis:

93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 15, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 6, 2017
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 17, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 23, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 15, 2017
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1545 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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