H.R. 383 (105th): Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 1997


Jan 9, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gary Ackerman

Representative for New York's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 9, 1997
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of early detection of prostate cancer and certain drug treatment services under part B of the Medicare program, to amend chapter 17 of title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage of such early detection and treatment services under the programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to expand research and education programs of the National Institutes of Health and the Public Health Service relating to prostate cancer.

Summary (CRS)

1/9/1997--Introduced.Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 1997 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of services for the early detection of prostate ... Read more >

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Jan 9, 1997

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 383”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


92 cosponsors (68D, 23R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 448 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 9, 1997

H.R. 2015 (Related)
Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 5, 1997

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