S. 1577 (110th): Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act

Introduced:

Jun 7, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 10, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Herbert “Herb” Kohl

Senator from Wisconsin

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2008
Length: 66 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require screening, including national criminal history background checks, of direct patient access employees of skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and other long-term care facilities and providers, and to provide for nationwide expansion of the pilot program for national and State background checks on direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities or providers.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Jun 7, 2007
 
Introduced

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Sep 10, 2008
 
Reported by Committee

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