This bill directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the executive director of a national network of State-based prescription monitoring programs under which Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers shall query such network. The bill aims to reduce opioid addiction by directing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to connect VA health care providers to a national network of state-based prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). PDMPs track prescribing data to identify abuse patterns in patient.
Bill Sponsor: Neal Dunn (R-FL)
Cosponsors: Jason Lewis and 31 additional Republicans; 6 Democrats.