Summary: S.581 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (08/03/2017)

Jessie's Law

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and disseminate best practices for health care providers and state agencies regarding the display of a patient's history of opioid addiction in the patient's medical records. 

In doing so, HHS must identify: (1) the circumstances under which information provided by a patient to a health care provider should, upon patient request, be displayed in the patient's medical records; (2) what constitutes a patient request; and (3) the process and methods by which the information should be displayed.