S. 3668 (111th): Medical-Legal Partnership for Health Act

Introduced:
Jul 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Junior Senator from Iowa
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 29, 2010
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 1609 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 22, 2011

H.R. 5961 (Related)
Medical-Legal Partnership for Health Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 29, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 29, 2010
 
Full Title

A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration program to award grants to, and enter into contracts with, medical-legal partnerships to assist patients and their families to navigate health-related programs and activities.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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7/29/2010--Introduced.
Medical-Legal Partnership for Health Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a nationwide demonstration project to: (1) award matching grants or enter into contracts with medical-legal partnerships to assist patients and their families in navigating health-related programs and activities; and (2) evaluate the effectiveness of such partnerships.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance to grantees to support the establishment and sustainability of medical-legal partnerships.
Requires amounts received under this Act to be used to achieve one or more of the following goals:
(1) enhancing access to health care services;
(2) improving health outcomes for low-income individuals;
(3) reducing health disparities among health disparities populations;
(4) enhancing wellness and prevention of chronic conditions and other health problems;
(5) reducing cost of care to the health care system;
(6) addressing the social determinants of health; and
(7) addressing situational contributing factors.
Prohibits funds under this Act from being used:
(1) for any medical malpractice action or proceeding;
(2) to provide any support to an alien who is not a qualified alien or a nonimmigrant under the Immigration and Nationality Act or an alien who is paroled into the United States under such Act for less than one year;
(3) to provide legal assistance with respect to any proceeding or litigation which seeks to procure an abortion or to compel any individual or institution to perform or assist in the performance of an abortion; or
(4) to initiate or participate in a class action lawsuit.
Requires the Secretary to study and report to Congress on the results of such project.

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