H.R. 4216 (111th): Personal Health Record Act of 2009


Dec 7, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Kennedy

Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2009
Length: 20 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act and titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish guidelines to enhance the meaningful use and interoperability of electronic medical records with personal health records, including for purposes of Medicare and Medicaid payment incentives.

Summary (CRS)

Personal Health Record Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in developing a nationwide health information technology infrastructure, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 7, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4216”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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