POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.206 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider’s policy on parental consent for the provision, withdrawal, or denial of life-sustaining treatment for minors, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.207 — A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider’s policy on parental access to the medical records of minors, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]; Committees: Senate – Finance

S.214 — A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer’s credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]; Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.217 — A bill to permit the use of certain United States Postal Service formatting tools by health care organizations to improve the provision of patient matching services; Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]; Committees: Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.Res.96 — Expressing support for the designation of February 4, 2021, as “National Cancer Prevention Day”; Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.787 — To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve mental health services for students, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12]; Committees: House - Education and Labor

H.R.791 — To improve activities for the gathering of data on, and the tracking of, new variants of COVID-19; Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.792 — To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to facilitate the installation, on bridges, of evidence-based suicide deterrents, including suicide prevention nets and barriers, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]; Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.796 — To require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage without imposing any cost sharing requirements for certain items and services furnished during any portion of the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

H.R.801 — To establish a grant program to support schools of medicine and schools of osteopathic medicine in underserved areas; Sponsor: Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.809 — To expand the payment of principal, interest, and fees for certain disaster loans under the CARES Act, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7]; Committees: House - Small Business

H.R.825 — To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention; Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.828 — To amend title XVIII and title XIX of the Social Security Act to codify certain infection control and emergency preparedness regulations, to prohibit a reduction in the frequency of surveys of skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities, to prohibit the waiver of certain reporting requirements, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]; Committees: House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

H.R.831 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to encourage the rapid development of certain public health data standards, authorize epidemiological surveillance grants, and authorize a data linkage demonstration project, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.832 — To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada; Sponsor: Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.834 — To establish the National Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.841 — To make hemp, cannabidiol derived from hemp, and any other ingredient derived from hemp lawful for use under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as a dietary ingredient in a dietary supplement, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.844 — To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to increase enforcement under Medicare and Medicaid for skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities during the COVID-19 emergency period and other infectious disease outbreak periods, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

H.R.845 — To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11]; Committees: House - Veterans’ Affairs

H.R.851 — To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to support schools of nursing in program enhancement and infrastructure modernization, increasing the number of nursing faculty and students, and for other purposes; Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce

H.R.852 — To direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a grant program to increase cooperation on post-traumatic stress disorder research between the United States and Israel; Sponsor: Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6]; Committees: House - Armed Services

H.R.853 — To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to limit the orphan drug exclusion under the drug discount program under section 340B of such title; Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]; Committees: House - Energy and Commerce



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