H.R. 4449 (101st): Patient Self Determination Act of 1990


Apr 3, 1990
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 3, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sander Levin

Representative for Michigan's 17th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require providers of services and health maintenance organizations under the medicare and medicaid programs to assure that individuals receiving services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves.

Summary (CRS)

4/3/1990--Introduced.Patient Self Determination Act of 1990 - Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 3, 1990

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4449”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5067 (Related)
Patient Self Determination Act of 1990

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 18, 1990

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