POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.1


S. 714 (PSYCHIATRIC MEDICINE), to require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of expanding the use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs of physician assistants specializing in psychiatric medicine, and for other purposes; DONNELLY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 11

S. 715 (MENTAL HEALTH), to improve the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; DONNELLY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 11

S. 717 (MENTAL HEALTH), to designate certain non-Department mental health care providers who treat members of the Armed Forces and veterans as providers who have particular knowledge relating to the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes; DONNELLY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 11

S.724 (CSA), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide enhanced penalties for marketing candy-flavored controlled substances to minors; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on the Judiciary; March 12

S.725 (TSCA): A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act, and for other purposes; BOXER; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works; March 12

S.737 (MEDICAID BUMP): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services; BROWN; to the Committee on Finance; March 12

H.R. 1353 (EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the period of exclusivity with respect to certain drugs, and for other purposes; BILIRAKIS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 13

H.R. 1356 (VA), to improve the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; COFFMAN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 13

H.R. 1361 (MEDICAID): to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate the State option to reduce the home equity exemption amount for purposes of eligibility for long-term care assistance under Medicaid, and for other purposes; GUTHRIE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 13



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