H.R. 4686 (105th): Long-Term Care Patient Protection Act of 1998


Oct 2, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 2, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Kennedy II

Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 2, 1998
Length: 33 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to permit paid staff other than nurse aides and licensed health professionals to provide feeding and hydration assistance to residents in nursing facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs (and to provide special training requirements for such staff), and to establish a program to ensure that such facilities do not employ individuals who have a history of patient or resident abuse or have been convicted of certain crimes.

Summary (CRS)

Long-Term Care Patient Protection Act of 1998 - Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to prohibit nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities from ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 2, 1998

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4686”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (15D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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