S. 343 (111th): Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2009


Jan 29, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Blanche Lincoln

Senator from Arkansas



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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage services of qualified respiratory therapists performed under the general supervision of a physician.

Summary (CRS)

1/29/2009--Introduced.Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover the services of a qualified respiratory therapist performed under the general ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 29, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 343”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (4D, 3R, 1I) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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S. 2704 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 5, 2008

H.R. 1077 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2009

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