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Public Law No: 111-72 (10/13/2009)

 
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Public Law 111-72
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the date on 
 which the accreditation requirement under the Medicare Program applies 
           to suppliers of durable medical equipment that are 
           pharmacies. <<NOTE: Oct. 13, 2009 -  [H.R. 3663]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF MEDICARE DME ACCREDITATION DEADLINE FOR 
                              CERTAIN PHARMACIES.

    (a) In General.--Section 1834(a)(20)(F)(i) of the Social Security 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(a)(20)(F)(i)) is amended by inserting before the 
semicolon the following: ``, except that the Secretary shall not require 
under this clause pharmacies to obtain such accreditation before January 
1, 2010''.
    (b) <<NOTE: 42 USC 1395 note.>>  Construction.--Nothing in 
subsection (a) shall be construed as affecting the application of an 
accreditation requirement for pharmacies to qualify for bidding in a 
competitive acquisition area under section 1847 of the Social Security 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-3).

    Approved October 13, 2009.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3663:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 155 (2009):
            Sept. 30, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 5, considered and passed Senate.

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