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H.R. 5795 (115th): Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.

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Sponsor and status

Earl Blumenauer

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
May 15, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

H.R. 6082 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jun 20, 2018

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Position statements

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

Mullin Statement on Passage of Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act
    — Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK2] (Co-sponsor) on May 17, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5795 will add $1 million in new spending.

History

May 15, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 17, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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H.R. 5795 (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.

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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