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S. 2676 (115th): Saving Lives Through Proper Notification of Overdoses Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2676

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 16, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Murphy) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To permit certain disclosures of health information during emergencies, including overdoses.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Saving Lives Through Proper Notification of Overdoses Act.

2.

Communication with families during emergencies

(a)

Promoting awareness of authorized disclosures during emergencies

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall annually notify health care providers regarding permitted disclosures during emergencies, including overdoses, of certain health information to families and caregivers under Federal health care privacy laws and regulations.

(b)

Use of material

For the purposes of carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary of Health and Human Services may use material produced under section 11004 of the 21st Century Cures Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d–2 note).