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S. 1115 (93rd): Narcotic Addict Treatment Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 1974 (Passed Congress).


124                                         PUBLIC LAW 93-281-MAY 14, 1974                 [88 STAT.

  "Agency."
  16 u s e 743a.             "(2) (A) As used in this subparagraph, the term 'agency' means the
                           department in which the Coast Guard is operating, the Department of
                           the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air
                           Force, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the National Aeronautics
                           and Space Administration.
                             " ( B ) The chief executive officer of each agency may from time to
                           time—
                                    " ( i ) detail from the agency for duty under the Director of the
                                 Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of the Inte-
                                 rior, such commissioned and enlisted personnel and civilian
                                 employees as may be spared for such duty; and
                                    "(ii) consonant with the operational needs of the agency, loan
                                 equipment of the agency to the Director.
  Report to
Congress.                    " ( C ) The Director of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife
                           shall make an annual report at the end of each fiscal year to the Con-
                           gress concerning the utilization of the provisions of this subparagraph
                           and the additional cost, if any, to the Federal Government resulting
                           therefrom. Such annual report shall be referred in the Senate to the
                           Committee on Commerce and in the House of Eepresentatives to the
                           Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries."
                              Approved May 10, 1974.

                           Public Law 93-281
    May 14, 1974                                            AN ACT
      [S.1115]             To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for the registration of
                                     practitioners conducting narcotic treatment programs.

                              Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
  Narcotic Addict          United States of America in Congress assembled^ That this Act may
Treatment Act of
1974,                      be cited as the "Narcotic Addict Treatment Act of 1974".
  21 u s e 802
note.
                              SEC. 2. Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)
  Definitions.             is amended by adding the following after paragraph (26) :
                              "(27) The term 'maintenance treatment' means the dispensing, for a
                           period in excess of twenty-one days, of a narcotic drug in the treatment
                           of an individual for dependence upon heroin or other morphine-like
                           drugs.
                              " (28) The term 'detoxification treatment' means the dispensing, for a
                           period not in excess of twenty-one days, of a narcotic drug in decreas-
                           ing doses to an individual in order to alleviate adverse physiological
                           or psychological effects incident to withdrawal from the continuous or
                           sustained use of a narcotic drug and as a method of bringing the indi-
                           vidual to a narcotic drug-free state within such period."
  Practitioners,              SEC. 3. Section 303 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823)
narcotic drug
dispensation,              is amended by adding the following after subsection (f) :
annual r e g i s t r a -      " ( g ) Practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs to individuals for
tion.
                           maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment shall obtain annu-
  Qualifications.          ally a separate registration for that purpose. The Attorney General
                           shall register an applicant to dispense narcotic drugs to individuals for
                           maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment (or both) —

88 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 93-282-MAY 14, 1974 125 "(1) if the applicant is a practitioner who is determined by the Secretary to be qualified (under standards established by the Secretary) to engage in the treatment with respect to which registration is sought; "(2) if the Attorney General determines that the applicant will comply with standards established by the Attorney General respecting (A) security of stocks of narcotic drugs for such treat- ment, and (B) the maintenance of records (in accordance with section 307) on such drugs; and 21 use 827. " (3) if the Secretary determines that the applicant will comply with standards established by the Secretary (after consultation w^ith the Attorney General) respecting the quantities of narcotic drugs which may be provided for unsupervised use by individuals in such treatment.". SEC. 4. (a) Section 304(a) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 suspension or U.S.C. 824(a)) is amended by adding after and below paragraph (3) '•e^°'=^tion. the following: "A registration pursuant to section 303(g) to dispense 21 use 823. a narcotic drug for maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment may be suspended or revoked by the Attorney General upon a findinij that the registrant has failed to complv with any standard referred to in section 303(g)." (b) Section 304(d) of such Act is amended (1) by inserting after the first sentence the following: "A failure to comply with a standard referred to in section 303(g) may be treated under this subsection as grounds for immediate suspension of a registration granted under such section."; and (2) by striking out "Such suspension" and insert- ing in lieu thereof "A suspension under this subsection". SEC. 5. Section 307(c) (1) (A) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 827(c) (1) ( A ) ) is amended to read as follows: "(1) (A) with respect to any narcotic controlled substance in schedule I I , I I I , IV, or V, to the prescribing or administering of such substance by a practitioner in the lawful course of his pro- fessional practice unless such substance was prescribed or admin- istered in the course of maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment of an individual; or". Approved May 14, 1974. Public Law 93-282 AN ACT j^gy j4^ 1974 To extend through fiscal year 1974 certain expiring appropriations authorizations i^^'^^25] in the Public Health Service Act, the Community Mental Health Centers Act, and the Developmental Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Conqress assembled. AicohoUsm and alcohol a b u s e programs. T I T L E I — F E D E R A L A S S I S T A N C E F O R S T A T E AND LOCAL Appropriations authorizations, ALCOHOLISM AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PROGRAMS extension.