To direct the Attorney General to establish uniform standards for the exchange of controlled substance and prescription information for the purpose of preventing diversion, fraud, and abuse of controlled substances and other prescription drugs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Interstate Drug Monitoring Efficiency and Data Sharing Act of 2012'' or the ``ID MEDS Act''.
SEC. 2. NATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDS.
(a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall establish national interoperability standards to facilitate the exchange of prescription information across State lines by States receiving grant funds under-- (1) the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program established under the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002 (Public Law 107-77; 115 Stat. 748); and (2) the Controlled Substance Monitoring Program established under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280g-3). (b) Requirements.--The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall ensure that the national interoperability standards established under subsection (a)-- (1) implement open standards that are freely available, without cost and without restriction, in order to promote broad implementation; (2) provide for the use of exchange intermediaries, or hubs, as necessary to facilitate interstate interoperability by accommodating State-to-hub and direct State-to-State communication; (3) support transmissions that are fully secured as...