skip to main content

H.R. 5009: Jessie’s Law

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5009 ensures medical professionals have access to a consenting patient’s complete health information when making treatment decisions by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and annually disseminate best practices regarding the prominent display of substance use disorder (SUD) history in records of patients who have previously provided this information to a health care provider.

After being sexually assaulted her freshman year in college, Jessie looked to heroin to try to escape the trauma. Jessie battled addiction for nearly seven years, going in ...

Sponsor and status

Tim Walberg

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Feb 13, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

24% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 13, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 21, 2018
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 25, 2018
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 8, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jun 12, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5009 is 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 5009 — 115th Congress: Jessie’s Law.” www.GovTrack.us. 2018. August 16, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr5009?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.