42 U.S. Code § 300u–16. Establishment of substance use disorder information dashboard

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(a) In generalNot later than 6 months after October 24, 2018, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall, in consultation with the Director of National Drug Control Policy, establish and periodically update, on the Internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services, a public information dashboard that—
(1)
provides links to information on programs within the Department of Health and Human Services related to the reduction of opioid and other substance use disorders;
(2) provides access, to the extent practicable and appropriate, to publicly available data, which may include data from agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services and—
(A)
other Federal agencies;
(B)
State, local, and Tribal governments;
(C)
nonprofit organizations;
(D)
law enforcement;
(E)
medical experts;
(F)
public health educators; and
(G)
research institutions regarding prevention, treatment, recovery, and other services for opioid and other substance use disorders;
(3)
provides data on substance use disorder prevention and treatment strategies in different regions of and populations in the United States;
(4)
identifies information on alternatives to controlled substances for pain management, such as approaches studied by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium, the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, and other institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health, as appropriate; and
(5)
identifies guidelines and best practices for health care providers regarding treatment of substance use disorders.
(b) Controlled substance defined

In this section, the term “controlled substance” has the meaning given that term in section 802 of title 21.

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XVII, § 1711, as added Pub. L. 115–271, title VII, § 7021, Oct. 24, 2018, 132 Stat. 4009.)
National Milestones To Measure Success in Curtailing the Opioid Crisis

Pub. L. 115–271, title VII, § 7023, Oct. 24, 2018, 132 Stat. 4012, provided that:

“(a) In General.—
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 24, 2018], the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the ‘Secretary’), in coordination with the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, shall develop or identify existing national indicators (referred to in this section as the ‘national milestones’) to measure success in curtailing the opioid crisis, with the goal of significantly reversing the incidence and prevalence of opioid misuse and abuse, and opioid-related morbidity and mortality in the United States within 5 years of such date of enactment.
“(b) National Milestones to End the Opioid Crisis.—The national milestones under subsection (a) shall include the following:
“(1) Not fewer than 10 indicators or metrics to accurately and expediently measure progress in meeting the goal described in subsection (a), which shall, as appropriate, include, indicators or metrics related to—
“(A)
the number of fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses;
“(B)
the number of emergency room visits related to opioid misuse and abuse;
“(C)
the number of individuals in sustained recovery from opioid use disorder;
“(D)
the number of infections associated with illicit drug use, such as HIV, viral hepatitis, and infective endocarditis, and available capacity for treating such infections;
“(E)
the number of providers prescribing medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, including in primary care settings, community health centers, jails, and prisons;
“(F)
the number of individuals receiving treatment for opioid use disorder; and
“(G)
additional indicators or metrics, as appropriate, such as metrics pertaining to specific populations, including women and children, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, individuals living in rural and non-urban areas, and justice-involved populations, that would further clarify the progress made in addressing the opioid crisis.
“(2)
A reasonable goal, such as a percentage decrease or other specified metric, that signifies progress in meeting the goal described in subsection (a), and annual targets to help achieve that goal.
“(c) Consideration of Other Substance Use Disorders.—
In developing the national milestones under subsection (b), the Secretary shall, as appropriate, consider other substance use disorders in addition to opioid use disorder.
“(d) Extension of Period.—
If the Secretary determines that the goal described in subsection (a) will not be achieved with respect to any indicator or metric established under subsection (b)(2) within 5 years of the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary may extend the timeline for meeting such goal with respect to that indicator or metric. The Secretary shall include with any such extension a rationale for why additional time is needed and information on whether significant changes are needed in order to achieve such goal with respect to the indicator or metric.
“(e) Annual Status Update.—
Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall make available on the Internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services, and submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, an update on the progress, including expected progress in the subsequent year, in achieving the goals detailed in the national milestones. Each such update shall include the progress made in the first year or since the previous report, as applicable, in meeting each indicator or metric in the national milestones.”