H.R. 3248 (109th): Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to assist family caregivers in accessing affordable and high-quality respite care, and for other purposes.



Jul 12, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-442


Michael “Mike” Ferguson

Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2006
Length: 6 pages


Jul 12, 2005

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Sep 20, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Dec 6, 2006
Passed House

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Dec 8, 2006
Passed Senate

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Dec 21, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3248 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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