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H.R. 5176: Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms Act of 2018

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide coordinated care to patients who have experienced a non-fatal overdose after emergency room discharge, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

David McKinley

Sponsor. Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Mar 6, 2018


Introduced on Mar 6, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 6, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


5% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 6, 2018

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Mar 21, 2018
Considered by Health

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Ordered Reported

Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5176 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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