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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3975

   To amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to modernize 
  verification of contact lens prescriptions, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 25, 2019

 Mr. Rush (for himself and Mr. Burgess) introduced the following bill; 
       which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to modernize 
  verification of contact lens prescriptions, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Contact Lens Prescription 
Verification Modernization Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.

    Section 4 of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (15 U.S.C. 
7603) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
                    (B) by moving such redesignated subparagraphs 2 ems 
                to the right;
                    (C) by striking ``A seller may'' and inserting 
                ``(1) Sellers generally.--A seller may''; and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following new 
                paragraph:
            ``(2) Online sellers.--An online seller of contact lenses 
        shall provide a method that enables an individual to 
        electronically transmit, in accordance with HIPAA privacy 
        regulation (as defined in section 1180(b)(3) of the Social 
        Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-9(b)(3))), a copy of a contact 
        lens prescription for such individual.
            ``(3) Encryption required.--Any protected health 
        information (as defined for purposes of the HIPAA privacy 
        regulation) that an online seller sends pursuant to this 
        section by email shall be encrypted.'';
            (2) in subsection (c)(6), by striking ``and telephone 
        number'' and inserting the following: ``, telephone number, and 
        email address''; and
            (3) in subsection (g), by striking the period at the end 
        and inserting the following: ``but does not include a call made 
        using an artificial or prerecorded voice.''.
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