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H.R. 2365: Federal Bureau of Prisons Medical Care Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 25, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2365

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to limit the ability to assess a fee for health care services for prisoners, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Bureau of Prisons Medical Care Act of 2019.

2.

No fee for health care services for prisoners

Section 4048 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

(b)

Fees for health care services

In the case of health care services provided to a prisoner in connection with a health care visit that results from an injury inflicted on a prisoner by another prisoner, the Director, in accordance with this section and with such regulations as the Director shall promulgate to carry out this section, may assess and collect a fee in connection with each such health care visit, from the account of the prisoner who inflicted the injury, as determined by the Director.

;

(2)

by striking subsection (c); and

(3)

in subsection (e), by striking or whether the prisoner qualifies under an exclusion under this section.