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H.R. 5773 (115th): Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act of 2018

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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
Introduced
May 11, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 2018. (compare text)
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What legislators are saying

Roskam opioid bill passes unanimously on House Floor
    — Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 21, 2018

Kelly-Backed Opioid Package Signed into Law
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 24, 2018

Higgins Announces Committee Action on Several Pieces of Legislation Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on May 22, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5773 will save $55 million through 2028.

History

May 11, 2018
 
Introduced

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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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H.R. 5773 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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