Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4641 - To provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purpos

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May 10, 2016 5:21 PM

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Brownley (CA)

#3

Adds the Office of Women's Health.

Carter, Buddy (GA)

#14

Requires that any physician, dentists, non-physician prescriber or pharmacist who becomes a member of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force shall currently be licensed and practicing in their appropriate State.

Chu (CA)

#27

LATE Includes in the task force duties the screening for opioid addiction in patients seeking treatment for chronic or acute pain, specifically for women.

Clark, Katherine (MA), Jenkins, Evan (WV)

#5

Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States for the establishment, expansion, or maintenance of comprehensive systems to provide training, education, consultation, and other resources to prescribers relating to patient pain, substance misuse, and substance abuse disorders, including peer-to-peer prescriber consultation programs.

Clark, Katherine (MA)

#6

Reauthorizes substance abuse treatment services for children and adolescents, and creates grants for establishing demonstration programs to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for adolescents and young adults.

Clark, Katherine (MA)

#7

REVISED Directs the Task Force to consider, in the course of developing best practices, Federal agency programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults, as well as any gaps identified by Federal government programs or researchers in the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery from substance use by and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults.

Clark, Katherine (MA)

#8

Reauthorizes early intervention services for children and adolescents, and creates grants for establishing demonstration programs to evaluate the effectiveness of conducting substance use and substance use disorder screening, intervention, and referral to treatment services in schools and for identifying any barriers to doing so.

Clark, Katherine (MA)

#9

REVISED Adds to the Task Force an expert in adolescent and young adult addiction, and a person in recovery from addiction to medication for chronic pain whose addiction began in adolescence or adulthood, and directs the Task Force to consider the distinct needs of adolescents and young adults in its development of best practices.

Clark, Katherine (MA)

#10

Directs the Task Force to consider work done and any public comments submitted regarding electronic prescribing of opioids and its potential benefits, in the course of developing best practices.

Clark, Katherine (MA)

#11

Creates and funds grants to States for addressing the substance abuse public health crisis or for responding to urgent mental health needs within the State, including improving prescription drug monitoring programs, prevention activities, training for health care practitioners, support for access to health care services, and other related activities as the State sees fit.

Courtney (CT)

#13

Appropriates $600 million dollars in emergency supplemental funds distributed to programs that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice in the form of grants to states to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic.

Esty (CT), Knight (CA)

#25

Requires the inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, specifically as it pertains to physician education and consumer education.

Grayson (FL)

#20

Ensures that “first responders” are included for membership on the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.

Guinta (NH), Kuster, Ann (NH)

#17

Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the HHS Secretary to award grants to recovery community organizations.

Guinta (NH)

#18

Awards grants that may be used for activities to develop, support, and maintain youth recovery support services to eligible entities, which may include: a high school that has been accredited as a recovery high school by the Association of Recovery Schools; an accredited high school that is seeking to establish or expand recovery support services; an institution of higher education; a recovery program at a nonprofit collegiate institution; or a nonprofit organization.

Guinta (NH), Kuster, Ann (NH)

#19

Authorizes a competitive grant program within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to State and local entities that have a high rate or rapid increase in the use of heroin or other opioids. Grant funds would be able to support expanding access to substance use disorder services, including enhancing access to medication assisted treatment (MAT). The CSAT Director would evaluate the activities supported by the grant, provide technical assistance, and accept only applications that identify recovery services as a component of proposed activities.

Kuster, Ann (NH), Guinta (NH)

#21

Requires that the task force research addiction trends in communities with high rates of prescription drug abuse.

Moulton (MA), Zeldin (NY), Walz (MN)

#22

Adds representatives of Veteran Service Organizations to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.

Nolan (MN)

#16

Inserts a representative on the task force for active duty military, armed forces personnel, and veteran health and prescription opioid addiction.

Polis (CO)

#24

Directs NIH and CDC to evaluate the efficacy of medical marijuana as an alternative pain management therapy, and instructs the task force to consider the results of this research in their evaluation of the national crisis.

Rohrabacher (CA), Polis (CO)

#1

Requires the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to take into consideration the potential for marijuana to serve as an alternative to opioids for pain management.

Rothfus (PA), Keating (MA)

#4

REVISED Requires the inter-agency task force, as part of its review and update of best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, to also take into consideration the practice of co-prescribing the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Schiff (CA)

#2

REVISED Requires the Inter-Agency Task Force, as part of its duties to review and update best practices for pain management strategies, to also take into consideration the coordination of information collected from State prescription drug monitoring programs for the purpose of preventing the diversion of pain medication.

Sessions (TX)

#28

LATE Ensures the task force takes into consideration existing private sector, State, and local government efforts related to pain management and prescribing pain medication.

Tsongas (MA)

#15

Requires the inter-agency task force created by the underlying legislation to review prior federal agency decisions that allow the use of opioid prescription painkillers by individuals 17 years and under.

Turner (OH), Guinta (NH), Tsongas (MA), Fudge (OH), Kuster, Ann (NH)

#26

Ends restriction on use of substance abuse treatment grants.

Watson Coleman (NJ)

#12

REVISED Inserts a minority health expert as a representative to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established by this bill.

Welch (VT), McKinley (WV)

#23

Expands the task force report to include information and recommendations on developing new non-opioid forms of pain relief.