Summary: S.778 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.778. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/30/2017)

Prescription Drug Monitoring Act of 2017

This bill requires a state that receives grant funds under the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) or the controlled substance monitoring program to comply with specified requirements, including a requirement to share its PDMP data with other states. The Department of Justice (DOJ) or Department of Health and Human Services may withhold grant funds from a state that fails to comply.

To facilitate data sharing among states, the bill directs DOJ to award a grant under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program to establish and maintain a data-sharing hub.