To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services authority to waive certain Medicare telehealth requirements in the case of certain treatment of an opioid use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018
Length: 8 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 17, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Greg Walden on combating the opioid crisis: Our communities are counting on us to deliver on solutions”
— Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2] (Co-sponsor) on May 21, 2018
What stakeholders are saying
Apr 24, 2018
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May 9, 2018
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce
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May 17, 2018
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Jun 12, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce
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H.R. 5603 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorders Act, H.R. 5603, 115th Cong. (2018).
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