H.R. 5605 (110th): Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2008


Mar 13, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter DeFazio

Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2008
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/13/2008--Introduced.Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2008 - Amends part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to require quarterly transparency reports to the Secretary of Health and Human ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 13, 2008

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5605”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (18D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2029 (Related)
Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 6, 2007

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