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S. 524: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

CBO Score

$498 million

Date of Report

Wed January 27th, 2016

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

To authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, and 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.

114th Congress
Sponsor: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse — D — RI

Introduced 02/12/15
Cloture on the Senate: 02/29/16
Motion Rejected Senate: 03/02/16
Motion Rejected Senate: 03/02/16
Cloture Motion Senate: 03/07/16
Cloture Motion Senate: 03/09/16
Passed Senate: 03/10/16
Passed House: 05/13/16
Failed House: 05/17/16
Cloture Motion Senate: 06/16/16
Motion Agreed t Senate: 06/16/16
Motion Agreed t Senate: 06/16/16
Passed House: 07/08/16
Conference Repo Senate: 07/13/16
Cloture Motion Senate: 07/13/16
Latest Action: 07/22/16

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to: (1) review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication; and (2) examine and identify the need for, development of, and availability of medical alternatives to opioids (drugs with effects similar to opium, such as heroin and certain pain medications). TITLE II--COMPREHENSIVE OPIOID ABUSE REDUCTION ACT Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 (Sec. 202) This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to award grants to state, local, and tribal governments to provide opioid abuse services, including: enhancing collaboration between criminal justice and substance abuse agencies; developing, implementing, or expanding programs to prevent, treat, or respond...

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