S. 45 (110th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make a technical correction in ...

...the definition of outpatient speech-language pathology services.

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jan 04, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 45

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 4, 2007

(for himself and Ms. Landrieu) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make a technical correction in the definition of outpatient speech-language pathology services.

1.

Technical correction in the definition of outpatient speech-language pathology services

(a)

In general

Section 1861(ll) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(ll)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph:

(2)

The term outpatient speech-language pathology services has the meaning given the term outpatient physical therapy services in subsection (p), except that in applying such subsection—

(A)

speech-language pathology shall be substituted for physical therapy each place it appears; and

(B)

speech-language pathologist shall be substituted for physical therapist each place it appears.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Section 1861(p) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(p)) is amended by striking the fourth sentence.

(2)

Section 1833(a)(8)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(a)(8)(A)) is amended by striking outpatient physical therapy services (which includes outpatient speech-language pathology services) and outpatient occupational therapy services and inserting outpatient physical therapy services, outpatient speech-language pathology services, and outpatient occupational therapy services.

(3)

Section 1833(a)(8)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(a)(8)(B)) is amended by striking outpatient physical therapy services (which includes outpatient speech-language pathology services) and outpatient occupational therapy services and inserting outpatient physical therapy services, outpatient speech-language pathology services, and outpatient occupational therapy services.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to services provided on or after the date that is 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act.