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- 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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Jul 11, 2007
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2991”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
78 cosponsors (55D, 23R)
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Health Care Services Commission Act
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 24, 2008
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 2991 — 110th Congress: Independent Health Record Trust Act of 2007. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr2991
“H.R. 2991 — 110th Congress: Independent Health Record Trust Act of 2007.” www.GovTrack.us. 2007. February 13, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr2991>
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