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

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.

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Jun 7, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

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


Herbert “Herb” Kohl

Senator from Wisconsin



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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2008
Length: 66 pages


Jun 7, 2007

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Sep 10, 2008
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S. 1577 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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