H. R. 1545
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 15, 2017
Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire (for herself, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Bergman, and Ms. Brownley of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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.