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S. 2561 - Stopping Suspicious Orders of Opioids Act
Introduced: 2018-03-15
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1766-1767)
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2561


    To authorize the Attorney General to suspend a controlled substances registration if there is a likelihood of a threat of diversion of a controlled substance, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 15, 2018

    Mrs. Feinstein (for herself and Mrs. Capito) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To authorize the Attorney General to suspend a controlled substances registration if there is a likelihood of a threat of diversion of a controlled substance, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stopping Suspicious Orders of Opioids Act”.

SEC. 2. Suspension of controlled substances registration.

Section 304 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 824) is amended—

(1) in subsection (c)—

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (5) and (6), respectively; and

(B) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

“(4)(A) If the Attorney General approves a corrective action plan submitted by an applicant or registrant under paragraph (2), the applicant or registrant shall fully implement the corrective action plan not later than 30 days after the date of approval.

“(B) If the Attorney General does not approve a corrective action plan submitted by an applicant or registrant under paragraph (2), or the applicant or registrant fails to fully implement an approved corrective action plan by the deadline under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the Attorney General—

“(i) shall immediately reinstate the proceedings to deny, revoke, or suspend the registration of the applicant or registrant, if those proceedings have been discontinued or deferred; and

“(ii) in the case of a registrant, may immediately suspend the registration of the registrant, which suspension shall continue in effect until the conclusion of proceedings under this section, including judicial review thereof, unless sooner withdrawn by the Attorney General or dissolved by a court of competent jurisdiction.”; and

(2) in subsection (d)(2)—

(A) by striking “substantial likelihood of an immediate threat” and inserting “likelihood of a threat”; and

(B) by inserting “diversion of a controlled substance,” after “serious bodily harm,”.


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