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H.R. 5829 (115th): VA Opioid Prescribing Rates Accountability Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2018 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5829

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inform each physician of the Veterans Health Administration of the opioid prescribing rate of the physician and to require pain management training for the physicians with the highest opioid prescribing rates.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the VA Opioid Prescribing Rates Accountability Act.

2.

Annual reports on Veterans Health Administration physician opioid prescribing rates and mandatory pain management training for highest prescribers

(a)

Annual reports

Not less frequently than once each year, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall transmit to each individual employed by the Veterans Health Administration as a physician a report on the opioid prescribing rates of the individual.

(b)

Pain management training

Each fiscal year, the Secretary shall ensure that each of the individuals employed by the Veterans Health Administration as physicians who were among the 10 percent of individuals employed by the Administration as physicians who had the highest opioid prescribing rates in the most recently completed fiscal year receive pain management training.