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H.R. 5628: Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5628

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Marino, and Mr. Cicilline) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those States to increase participation in drug take-back programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018.

2.

Definitions

In this Act—

(1)

the term Attorney General means the Attorney General, acting through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs;

(2)

the term authorized collector means a narcotic treatment program, a hospital or clinic with an on-site pharmacy, a retail pharmacy, or a reverse distributor that is authorized as a collector under section 1317.40 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation);

(3)

the term covered grant means a grant awarded under section 3; and

(4)

the term eligible collector means a person who is eligible to be an authorized collector.

3.

Authority to make grants

The Attorney General shall award grants to States to enable States to increase the participation of eligible collectors as authorized collectors.

4.

Application

A State desiring a covered grant shall submit to the Attorney General an application that, at a minimum—

(1)

identifies the single State agency that oversees pharmaceutical care and will be responsible for complying with the requirements of the grant;

(2)

details a plan to increase participation rates of eligible collectors as authorized collectors; and

(3)

describes how the State will select eligible collectors to be served under the grant.

5.

Use of grant funds

A State that receives a covered grant, and any subrecipient of the grant, may use the grant amounts only for the costs of installation, maintenance, training, purchasing, and disposal of controlled substances associated with the participation of eligible collectors as authorized collectors.

6.

Eligibility for grant

The Attorney General shall award a covered grant to States and strongly consider States in the lowest quartile of States based on the participation rate of eligible collectors as authorized collectors, as determined by the Attorney General, as well as States in the highest quartile of overdose rates based on the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

7.

Duration of grants

The Attorney General shall determine the period of years for which a covered grant is made to a State.

8.

Accountability and oversight

A State that receives a covered grant shall submit to the Attorney General a report, at such time and in such manner as the Attorney General may reasonably require, that—

(1)

lists the ultimate recipients of the grant amounts;

(2)

describes the activities undertaken by the State using the grant amounts; and

(3)

contains performance measures relating to the effectiveness of the grant, including changes in the participation rate of eligible collectors as authorized collectors.

9.

Duration of program

The Attorney General may award covered grants for each of the first 5 fiscal years beginning after the date of enactment of this Act.

10.

Authorization of Appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Attorney General such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.