S. 660 (112th): PATIENTS Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 29, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jon Kyl
Senator from Arizona
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 29, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 1259 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 15, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 29, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 29, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 29, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to protect all patients by prohibiting the use of data obtained from comparative effectiveness research to deny or delay coverage of items or services under Federal health care programs and to ensure that comparative effectiveness research accounts for advancements in personalized medicine and differences in patient treatment response.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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3/29/2011--Introduced.
Preserving Access to Targeted, Individualized, and Effective New Treatments and Services (PATIENTS) Act of 2011 or the PATIENTS Act of 2011 - Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from using data obtained from comparative effectiveness research, including such research that is conducted or supported using funds appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) or authorized or appropriated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to deny or delay coverage of an item or service under a federal health care program.
Requires the Secretary to ensure that comparative effectiveness research conducted or supported by the federal government accounts for factors contributing to differences in the treatment response and preferences of patients, including patient-reported outcomes, genomics and personalized medicine, the unique needs of health disparity populations, and indirect patient benefits.

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