One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America
At the First Session
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January, two thousand and seventeen
H. R. 1545
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs disclosure of patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs
Section 5701(l) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
a veteran or the dependent of a veteran and inserting
a covered individual; and
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
In this subsection, a
covered individual is an individual who is dispensed medication prescribed by an employee of the Department or by a non-Department provider authorized to prescribe such medication by the Department.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.