Text: H.R.6848 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/20/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6848


To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 20, 2018

Mr. Bishop of Michigan (for himself and Mr. Coffman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications.

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 “VA Safe Opioid Return Act”.

SEC. 2. Requirement for certain Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers to have physical location for the disposal of controlled substances medications.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall ensure that each covered Department medical center has a physical location where patients may dispose of controlled substances medications.

(b) Covered Department medical centers.—In this section, the term “covered Department medical center” means a medical center with—

(1) an on-site pharmacy; or

(2) a law enforcement officer.