H.R. 2991 (110th): Independent Health Record Trust Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jul 11, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Dennis Moore
Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 11, 2007
Length
30 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 7038 (Related)
Health Care Services Commission Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 24, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 11, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 11, 2007
Referred to Committee Jul 11, 2007
 
Full Title

To improve the availability of health information and the provision of health care by encouraging the creation, use, and maintenance of lifetime electronic health records of individuals in independent health record trusts and by providing a secure and privacy-protected framework in which such records are made available only by the affirmative consent of such individuals and are used to build a nationwide health information technology infrastructure.

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Cosponsors
78 cosponsors (55D, 23R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/11/2007--Introduced.
Independent Health Record Trust Act of 2007 - Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prescribe standards for the establishment, certification, operation, and interoperability of independent health record trusts (IHRTs).
Establishes a fiduciary duty requiring an IHRT to act for the benefit and interest of participants and of the IHRT as a whole. Sets forth penalties for any knowing or reckless breach of such duty.
Sets forth permitted uses for an electronic health record, including: (1) a primary use for purposes of the individual's self-care or care by health care professionals; and (2) a secondary use for purposes of public health research or related activities.
Directs that participation in an IHRT, or authorizing access to information from such trust, is voluntary. Prohibits any person from requiring that an individual participate in, or authorize access to information from, an IHRT.
Authorizes an IHRT to generate revenue to pay for operations through: (1) charging participants account fees; (2) charging authorized IHRT data users for accessing electronic health records; (3) the sale of information; and (4) any other activity determined appropriate by the FTC. Prohibits an IHRT from charging a fee for the transmittal of information from a health care provider to be included in an independent electronic health record.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an Interagency Steering Committee to coordinate the implementation of this Act. Requires the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics to serve as an advisory committee for IHRTs.

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