Public Law 111-72

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An Act
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the date on which the accreditation requirement under the Medicare Program applies to suppliers of durable medical equipment that are pharmacies.

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

Section 1. Extension of Medicare DME Accreditation Deadline for Certain Pharmacies.[edit]

(a) In General.—
Section 1834(a)(20)(F)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(a)(20)(F)(i)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon the following: ``, except that the Secretary shall not require under this clause pharmacies to obtain such accreditation before January 1, 2010´´.
(b) Construction.—
Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed as affecting the application of an accreditation requirement for pharmacies to qualify for bidding in a competitive acquisition area under section 1847 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–3).

Approved October 13, 2009.

Legislative History[edit]

  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 155 (2009):
    • Sept. 30, considered and passed House.
    • Oct. 5, considered and passed Senate.