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

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.

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Sponsor and status

Patrick Kennedy

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2009
Length: 20 pages

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.


Dec 7, 2009

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H.R. 4216 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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