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H.R. 4974 (116th): MATE Act of 2019

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To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require physicians and other prescribers of controlled substances to complete training on treating and managing patients with opioid and other substance use disorders (which shall also satisfy certain training required to receive a waiver for dispensing narcotic drugs for maintenance or detoxification treatment), and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Lori Trahan

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

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Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Nov 1, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 1, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Trahan-Sponsored Opioid Legislation, The MATE Act, Subject of House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    — Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2020

Rep. Hayes Continues Fight Against Opioid Addiction In Connecticut
    — Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 25, 2019

Congressman David Trone Leads Bipartisan Introduction of Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, Opioid Addiction Treatment and Training Legislation, With Representatives Trahan, Bergman, Carter, Rogers, and Kuster
    — Rep. David Trone [D-MD6] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 1, 2019

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Nov 1, 2019

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Mar 3, 2020
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H.R. 4974 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4974. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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