S. 544 (109th): Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005


Mar 8, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 29, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 29, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-41


James “Jim” Jeffords

Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2005
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the improvement of patient safety and to reduce the incidence of events that adversely effect patient safety.

Summary (CRS)

7/29/2005--Public Law.Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to designate patient safety work product as privileged and not subject to:(1) a subpoena ... Read more >


Mar 8, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 9, 2005
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 21, 2005
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 27, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 29, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 544”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (5R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jul 27, 2005 2:48 p.m.
Passed 428/3

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