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Short Titles as Introduced

Drug-Free Indian Health Service Act of 2016

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To implement a mandatory random drug testing program for certain employees of the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/09/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
06/23/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/09/2016Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/09/2016Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/09/2016Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/09/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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No cosponsors.


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources06/09/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs06/23/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce06/09/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/09/2016)

Drug-Free Indian Health Service Act of 2016

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement mandatory random drug testing for Indian Health Service (IHS) employees who provide health care or administrative services to patients at IHS health care facilities. Officers of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service are exempt from this drug testing. Each employee must be tested at least once per year for specified drugs.

HHS must notify employees of the implementation of this drug testing. Employees selected for drug testing must be notified of their selection on the same day as the testing.

Employees found to have engaged in illegal drug use, through testing, direct observation, evidence from a conviction, or voluntary admission, are prohibited from providing services to patients and referred to the HHS Employee Assistance Program (EAP). At the discretion of HHS, an employee may return to duty after obtaining counseling or rehabilitation through the EAP. HHS may initiate an adverse action, including removal, against an employee engaged in illegal drug use unless the employee voluntarily admits to illegal drug use, ceases such activity, and obtains counseling or rehabilitation through the EAP.

Employees who refuse to submit to drug testing are prohibited from providing services to patients and are subject to adverse action.