NACDS continues to make progress on advancing provider status in the 115th Congress. Last week, The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (S. 109) was reintroduced with the bipartisan original co-sponsorship of more than a quarter of the Senate.
The cosponsors would like the bill to retain its number from the previous Congress—H. R. 592.
The return of the legislation in the House is expected shortly, where the bill currently has more than 100 original cosponsors. The cosponsors would like the bill to retain its number from the previous Congress—H. R. 592. In order to do that, the cosponsors will need to introduce the legislation right after a bill numbered H.R. 591, which should not take too long. The House is not in session this week, so it’s possible the bill could be formally reintroduced in the House next week.