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.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 720 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2003

H.R. 3205 (Related)
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 20, 2005

What is a bill?

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


Mar 8, 2005
Reported by Committee
Mar 9, 2005
Passed Senate
Jul 21, 2005
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Jul 27, 2005
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 29, 2005


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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