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S. 1361 (115th): Improving Access to Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 15, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1361

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 15, 2017

(for himself, Ms. Klobuchar, and Ms. Stabenow) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Access to Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Act of 2017.

2.

Allowing physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs

(a)

Cardiac and intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs

Section 1861(eee) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(eee)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

by striking physician-supervised; and

(B)

by inserting under the supervision of a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)) before the period at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A)(iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking a physician and inserting a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)); and

(3)

in paragraph (4)(A), in the matter preceding clause (i)—

(A)

by striking physician-supervised; and

(B)

by inserting under the supervision of a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)) after paragraph (3).

(b)

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs

Section 1861(fff)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(fff)(1)) is amended—

(1)

by striking physician-supervised; and

(2)

by inserting under the supervision of a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as those terms are defined in subsection (aa)(5)) before the period at the end.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to items and services furnished on or after the date that is one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.