Summary: H.R.5591 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5591. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/24/2018)

Sharing Health Information to Ensure Lifesaving Drug Safety Act or the SHIELDS Act

This bill directs the Department of Defense to establish and operate the Military Health System Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which shall cover controlled substances provided as prescription drugs under the pharmacy benefits program. The monitoring program shall be comparable to state-operated prescription drug monitoring programs, including those approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.