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H.R. 5773: Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5773 requires (1), the Secretary to establish a standard for secure electronic prior authorization (ePA) no later than January 1, 2021, and expresses the sense of Congress that increased use of ePA will reduce access delays by resolving coverage issues before prescriptions for such drugs are transmitted and that a greater priority should be placed on increasing the adoption of ePA use; (2), the Secretary, no later than two years after the date of enactment, to establish a secure Internet website portal (or other successor technology) that would ...

Sponsor and status

Peter Roskam

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 16 pages

May 11, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 19, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 19, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 11, 2018

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May 16, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jun 19, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 19, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 5773 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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