POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 1475 (SAFE HARBOR), to provide for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines; BARRASSO; to the Committee on the Judiciary; June 2

H.R. 2623 (DRUG REIMPORTATION), to reduce prescription drug costs by allowing the importation and reimportation of certain drugs; ELLISON; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 3

H.R.2624 (DRUG TIERS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare part D, and for other purposes; JOHNSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; June 3

H.R.2629 (ADAPT), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the approval of certain antibacterial and antifungal drugs, and for other purposes; SHIMKUS; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 3

H.R.2632 (TRAUMA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence related stress; DELAURO; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 3

H.R.2635 (TERRITORIES), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes; PIERLUISI; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; June 3

H.RES.296 (SICKLE CELL), calling for Sickle Cell Trait research; LEE; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; June 3

H.RES. 297 (MENTAL HEALTH), expressing support for designation of the first full week of May as “National Mental Health No Stigma Week”; PETERS; to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; June 3

S. 1488 (PART D), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare part D; NELSON; to the Committee on Finance; June 3

S. 1494 (TRAUMA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence related stress; MURRAY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 3

H.R. 2646 (MENTAL HEALTH), to make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes; MURPHY; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce; June 4



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