S. 1577, The Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007
- This item is from the 110th Congress (2007-2008) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
- This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 631, The Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act.
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S. 1577 would amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require screening, including national criminal history background checks, of direct patient access employees of skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and other long-term care facilities and providers, and it would provide for nationwide expansion of the pilot program for national and State background checks on direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities or providers.
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Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2007: Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Points in Favor
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