POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R. 4916 (introduced by Rep. Poliquin): A bill to reauthorize the program of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides health services to veterans through qualifying non-Department health care providers; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 12

H.R. 4918 (introduced by Rep. Slaughter): A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance for the safe prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 12

H.R. 4931 (introduced by Rep. Slaughter): A bill to direct the Attorney General to establish a national pharmaceutical stewardship program to facilitate the collection and disposal of prescription medications; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 13

H. Res. 679 (introduced by Rep. Quigley): A resolution expressing support for designation of May 2016 as ``National Brain Tumor Awareness Month``; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 13

H. Res. 680 (introduced by Rep. Roybal-Allard): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 14

H.R. 4959 (introduced by Rep. Bucshon): A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study on the designation of surgical health professional shortage areas; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 15

H.R. 4965 (introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu of California): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance medical device communications and ensure device cleanliness; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 15

H.R. 4966 (introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu of California): A bill to establish requirements for reusable medical devices relating to cleaning instructions and validation data, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 15

H.R. 4969 (introduced by Rep. Meehan): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide for informational materials to educate and prevent addiction in teenagers and adolescents who are injured playing youth sports and subsequently prescribed an opioid; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 15

S.2771 (introduced by Sen. James M. Inhofe): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the qualifications for licensed mental health counselors of the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 11

S.2772 (introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin): A bill to eliminate the requirement that veterans pay a copayment to the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive opioid antagonists or education on the use of opioid antagonists; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 11



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