POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S.Res.437 — A resolution supporting the goals of World Tuberculosis Day to raise awareness about tuberculosis. Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]. Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations

S.Res.439 — A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2567 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the national strategy for combating and eliminating tuberculosis, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2568 — A bill to amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]. Committees: Senate – Finance

H.R.5324 — To improve school safety and mental health services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3]. Committees: House - Education and the Workforce

H.R.5327 — To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to create comprehensive opioid recovery centers, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]. Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5329 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and enhance the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN- 5]. Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5333 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]. Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2575 — A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]. Committees: Senate – Finance

S.2579 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, regarding infections associated with injection drug use. Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.5343 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to nullify certain contractual provisions prohibiting or penalizing a pharmacist’s disclosure of the availability of therapeutically equivalent alternative drugs, or alternative methods of purchasing the prescription drug, that are less expensive, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]. Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.5353 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding infections associated with injection drug use. Sponsor: Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]. Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

S.2582 — A bill to provide health insurance reform, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]. Committees: Senate – Finance

S.Res.451 — A resolution recognizing the significance of endometriosis as an unmet chronic disease for women and designating March 2018 as “Endometriosis Awareness Month”. Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]. Committees: Senate – Judiciary

S.2589 — A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to create comprehensive opioid recovery centers, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2597 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to children’s hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2606 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for training health professionals to treat opioid addiction and other substance use disorders through using technology-enabled models, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2608 — A bill to provide that a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy communication plan may include information about Federal and State prescribing requirements for controlled substances. Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2609 — A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for State alcohol and drug agencies to use recovery coaches in hospital emergency departments, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [DCT]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2610 — A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide coordinated care to patients who have experienced a non-fatal overdose after emergency department discharge, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]. Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions



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