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S. 2538: ALTO Reauthorization Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 29, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2538

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 29, 2021

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

A BILL

To reauthorize a program of grants to hospitals and emergency departments to develop, implement, enhance, or study alternatives to opioids for pain management, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department Reauthorization Act of 2021 or the ALTO Reauthorization Act of 2021.

2.

Reauthorization of emergency alternatives to opioids program

Section 7091 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (42 U.S.C. 294i note) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking demonstration;

(2)

in the headings of subsections (a) and (b), by striking demonstration each place it appears;

(3)

in subsections (a)(1) and (b), by striking demonstration each place it appears;

(4)

in subsection (f)—

(A)

by striking Not later than 1 year after completion of the demonstration program under this section and inserting Not later than the end of each of calendar years 2022 and 2028; and

(B)

by striking demonstration after results of the; and

(5)

in subsection (g), by striking 2019 through 2021 and inserting 2022 through 2026.