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Text of the Home Oxygen Patient Protection Act of 2006

This bill was introduced on May 25, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 25, 2006 (Introduced).

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109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5513

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2006

(for himself, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Regula, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Hobson, and Mr. Ryan of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore the Medicare treatment of ownership of oxygen equipment to that in effect before enactment of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Home Oxygen Patient Protection Act of 2006.

2.

Restoration of medicare treatment of ownership of oxygen equipment

(a)

In general

Section 1834(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(a)(5)), as amended by section 5101(b) of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–171), is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking (E), and (F) and inserting and (E); and

(2)

by striking subparagraph (F).

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2007, and shall apply to individuals receiving oxygen equipment before, on, or after December 31, 2005.