Text: H.R.2046 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/28/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2046


To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the participation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the prescription drug monitoring programs of the States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 28, 2015

Mr. Duffy introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the participation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the prescription drug monitoring programs of the States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Prescription Drug Accountability Act”.

SEC. 2. Participation of Department of Veterans Affairs in prescription drug monitoring programs of States.

Section 7332(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(G), by striking “To a State” and inserting “In accordance with paragraph (4), to a State”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) The Secretary shall participate in each State controlled substance monitoring program described in paragraph (2)(G), including by providing to such program the information of an individual before filling an opiate prescription for such individual.”.


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