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S. 2645 - Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018

Sponsor: Joni Ernst (R)
Introduced: 2018-04-11
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2645


    To establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those States to increase participation in drug take-back programs.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 11, 2018

    Mrs. Ernst (for herself, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those States to increase participation in drug take-back programs.

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 “Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act—

(1) the term “Attorney General” means the Attorney General, acting through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs;

(2) the term “authorized collector” means a narcotic treatment program, a hospital or clinic with an on-site pharmacy, a retail pharmacy, or a reverse distributor, that is authorized as a collector under section 1317.40 of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation);

(3) the term “covered grant” means a grant awarded under section 3; and

(4) the term “eligible collector” means a person who is eligible to be an authorized collector.

SEC. 3. Authority to make grants.

The Attorney General shall award grants to States to enable the States to increase the participation of eligible collectors as authorized collectors.

SEC. 4. Application.

A State desiring a covered grant shall submit to the Attorney General an application that, at a minimum—

(1) identifies the single State agency that oversees pharmaceutical care and will be responsible for complying with the requirements of the grant;

(2) details a plan to increase participation rates of eligible collectors as authorized collectors; and

(3) describes how the State will select eligible collectors to be served under the grant.

SEC. 5. Use of grant funds.

A State that receives a covered grant, and any subrecipient of the grant, may use the grant amounts only for the costs of installation, maintenance, training, purchasing, and disposal of controlled substances associated with the participation of eligible collectors as authorized collectors.

SEC. 6. Eligibility for grant.

The Attorney General shall award a covered grant to 5 States, not less than three of which shall be States in the lowest quartile of States based on the participation rate of eligible collectors as authorized collectors, as determined by the Attorney General.

SEC. 7. Duration of grants.

The Attorney General shall determine the period of years for which a covered grant is made to a State.

SEC. 8. Accountability and oversight.

A State that receives a covered grant shall submit to the Attorney General a report, at such time and in such manner as the Attorney General may reasonably require, that—

(1) lists the ultimate recipients of the grant amounts;

(2) describes the activities undertaken by the State using the grant amounts; and

(3) contains performance measures relating to the effectiveness of the grant, including changes in the participation rate of eligible collectors as authorized collectors.

SEC. 9. Duration of program.

The Attorney General may award covered grants for each of the first 5 fiscal years beginning after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 10. Authorization of appropriations.

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Attorney General such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.


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