H.R. 2792 (109th): Access to Medical Treatment Act

Jun 08, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 2618 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 07, 2006

Dan Burton
Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district
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Jun 08, 2005
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2717 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 2007

S. 2618 (Related)
Access to Medical Treatment Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 07, 2006


This bill was introduced on June 8, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 08, 2005
Referred to Committee Jun 08, 2005
Full Title

To permit an individual to be treated by a health care practitioner with any method of medical treatment such individual requests, and for other purposes.


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12 cosponsors (7D, 4R, 1I) (show)

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Access to Medical Treatment Act - Gives an individual the right to be treated by a health care practitioner with any medical treatment that the individual desires, including a treatment that is not approved, certified, or licensed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, if: (1) the practitioner has personally examined the individual and agrees to treat the individual; and (2) the administration of such treatment does not violate licensing laws.
Authorizes health care practitioners to provide any method of treatment to such an individual if certain requirements are met, including that:
(1) there is no reason to conclude that such treatment will cause danger to the individual; and
(2) the patient is informed in writing that such treatment has not been approved, certified, or licensed by the Secretary. Requires a practitioner to report:
(1) administering such treatment and discovering it to be a danger to an individual; and
(2) the positive effects of an unconventional medical treatment for a life-threatening medical condition.
States that nothing in this Act shall in any way adversely affect the distribution or sale of dietary supplements.

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