H.R. 82 (113th): Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2013


Jan 3, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sheila Jackson Lee

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.

Summary (CRS)

1/3/2013--Introduced.Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require certain hospitals reimbursed under Medicare, and which provide neonatal ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 3, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 82”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 222 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 2011

H.R. 42 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2015

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