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H.R. 5685 (115th): Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5685 directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to compile education resources for beneficiaries regarding opioid use, pain management, and alternative pain management treatments, and include these resources in the “Medicare and You” handbook.

The "Medicare & You" handbook is mailed to all Medicare households each fall. It includes a summary of Medicare benefits, rights, and protections, lists of available health and drug plans, and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicare.

Sponsor and status

John Faso

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 7, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

6 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Faso Takes Part in Signing of Bipartisan Opioids Package
    — Rep. John Faso [R-NY19, 2017-2018] (Sponsor) on Oct 24, 2018

Opioid Reform Signed by President Includes Renaccis Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act
    — Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 25, 2018

Cramer: house passes major legislation to combat the opioid crisis
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jun 13, 2018

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History

May 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 8, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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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. 5685 (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. 5685. 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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