Text: H.R.293 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/13/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 293


To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 13, 2015

Mr. Burgess (for himself and Mr. DeFazio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Exempting from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes.

(a) In general.—Section 1128G(e)(10)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h(e)(10)(B)) is amended—

(1) in clause (iii), by inserting “, including peer-reviewed journals, journal reprints, journal supplements, conference reports, and medical textbooks” after “patient use”; and

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

“(xiii) A transfer of anything of value to a covered recipient who is a physician if the thing of value is intended solely for purposes of providing continuing medical education to the physician or other physicians.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to transfers of value made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.