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

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA): Pub.L. 109–41, 42 U.S.C. ch. 6A subch. VII part C, established a system of patient safety organizations and a national patient safety database. To encourage reporting and broad discussion of adverse events, near misses, and dangerous conditions, it also established privilege and confidentiality protections for Patient ...


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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


Mar 8, 2005

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Mar 9, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Jul 21, 2005
Passed Senate

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Jul 27, 2005
Passed House

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Jul 29, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 544 (109th) was a 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.

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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