About the bill
H.R. 5483 directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue regulations to improve the flexibility in the practice of telemedicine (for remote diagnosis and treatment of patients) within one year of the bill’s enactment. Specifically, the bill requires DOJ to allow for the prescription of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and other controlled substances via telemedicine. It requires a special registration to connect patients with the treatment they need without risking important safeguards to prevent misuse.
In 2008, Congress strengthened prohibitions against distributing and dispensing controlled substances by passing the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 110-425). The Ryan Haight Act made it illegal for a practitioner to dispense controlled substances through the internet without at least one in-person patient evaluation. The legislation included the ability for the Attorney General …
Sponsor and status
Earl “Buddy” Carter
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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11 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 5 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Greg Walden shepherds 25 bills through House of Representatives to combat nationwide opioid crisis”
— Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 12, 2018
“Donovan, House Pass 35 Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis”
— Rep. Daniel Donovan [R-NY11, 2015-2018] on Jun 14, 2018
“Bacon Joins House Colleagues to Pass 35 Bipartisan Opioid Crisis-Related Legislation”
— Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] on Jun 15, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
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Apr 25, 2018
Considered by Health
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May 9, 2018
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Jun 12, 2018
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.
H.R. 5483 (115th) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5483. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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