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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 purposes.

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 4641 PDF XML

    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 purposes. (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 114-536 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 720: 
Agreed to by record vote of 255-163, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 215-173, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. 

MANAGERS:Collins/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 4641.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute .

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 5046.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-52 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
3Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratAdds the Office of Women's Health.Made In Order
14Version 1Carter, Buddy (GA)RepublicanRequires 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. Made In Order
27Version 1Chu (CA)DemocratLate Includes in the task force duties the screening for opioid addiction in patients seeking treatment for chronic or acute pain, specifically for women. Submitted
5Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA), Jenkins, Evan (WV)Bi-PartisanAmends 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. Submitted
6Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratReauthorizes 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. Submitted
7Version 2Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratRevised 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.Made In Order
8Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratReauthorizes 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. Submitted
9Version 2Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratRevised 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. Made In Order
10Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratDirects 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.Made In Order
11Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratCreates 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. Submitted
13Version 1Courtney (CT)DemocratAppropriates $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.Submitted
25Version 1Esty (CT), Knight (CA)Bi-PartisanRequires 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.Made In Order
20Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratEnsures that “first responders” are included for membership on the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force.Made In Order
17Version 1Guinta (NH), Kuster, Ann (NH)Bi-PartisanAmends the Public Health Service Act to allow the HHS Secretary to award grants to recovery community organizations.Submitted
18Version 1Guinta (NH)RepublicanAwards 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. Submitted
19Version 1Guinta (NH), Kuster, Ann (NH)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes 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. Submitted
21Version 1Kuster, Ann (NH), Guinta (NH)Bi-PartisanRequires that the task force research addiction trends in communities with high rates of prescription drug abuse. Made In Order
22Version 1Moulton (MA), Zeldin (NY), Walz (MN)Bi-PartisanAdds representatives of Veteran Service Organizations to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. Made In Order
16Version 1Nolan (MN)DemocratInserts a representative on the task force for active duty military, armed forces personnel, and veteran health and prescription opioid addiction.Made In Order
24Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratDirects 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.Submitted
1Version 1Rohrabacher (CA), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanRequires 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.Submitted
4Version 2Rothfus (PA), Keating (MA)Bi-PartisanRevised 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.Made In Order
2Version 2Schiff (CA)DemocratRevised 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.Made In Order
28Version 1Sessions (TX)RepublicanLate Ensures the task force takes into consideration existing private sector, State, and local government efforts related to pain management and prescribing pain medication. Made In Order
15Version 1Tsongas (MA)DemocratRequires 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. Submitted
26Version 1Turner (OH), Guinta (NH), Tsongas (MA), Fudge (OH), Kuster, Ann (NH)Bi-PartisanEnds restriction on use of substance abuse treatment grants.Submitted
12Version 2Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRevised Inserts a minority health expert as a representative to the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force established by this bill.Made In Order
23Version 1Welch (VT), McKinley (WV)Bi-PartisanExpands the task force report to include information and recommendations on developing new non-opioid forms of pain relief.Made In Order