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H.R. 978 (111th): Helicopter Medical Services Patient Safety, Protection, and Coordination Act

To recognize and clarify the authority of the States to regulate intrastate helicopter medical services pursuant to their authority over public health planning and protection, patient safety and protection, emergency medical services, the quality and coordination of medical care, and the practice of medicine within their jurisdictions.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jason Altmire

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2009
Length: 9 pages

Feb 11, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 11, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Feb 11, 2009

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H.R. 978 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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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