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S. 431 (115th): Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the use of telehealth for individuals with stroke.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Thune

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


16 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Thune-Supported Provisions to Address Chronic Illness Included in Senate-Passed Bill
    — Sen. John Thune [R-SD] (Sponsor) on Sep 27, 2017

Grassley Welcomes Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Improve Health of Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions, Highlights Priorities Important to Iowa
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on May 18, 2017

Telehealth Bills Targeting Stroke Care, MA Plans Show Progress
    — Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH3] on Sep 14, 2017

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Feb 16, 2017

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

S. 431 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 431. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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