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H.R. 5483: Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

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Buddy Carter

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Apr 12, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

37% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 12, 2018
 
Introduced

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Apr 25, 2018
 
Considered by Health

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May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5483 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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