H.R. 257 (110th): Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2007
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 252 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2005

H.R. 222 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2007
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.

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Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

House Ways and Means

Health

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1/5/2007--Introduced.
Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2007 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require certain hospitals reimbursed under Medicare, which also provide neonatal and infant care, to have in effect security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing.
Establishes civil penalties for failure to have such security procedures in effect.
Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit and establish criminal penalties for baby switching in hospitals.

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