Medical Privacy To Clinical Research: Here’s The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

posted by Alicia Caramenico

on April 8, 2016

Variety was slim for Congress this week as the majority of the health care bills brought forth focused on amendments to the Public Health Service Act.


S. 2742, Lamar Alexander, to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act regarding the national research institutes, and for other purposes

S. 2744, Elizabeth Warren, to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the privacy of individuals who are research subjects, and for other purposes

S. 2745, Susan Collins, to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote the inclusion of minorities in clinical research, and for other purposes

S. 2748, Tammy Baldwin, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine

S. 2758, Ron Johnson, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove consideration of certain pain-related issues from calculations under the Medicare hospital value-based purchasing program, and for other purposes

S. 2762,  Daniel Coats, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for full recapture of the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan in the case of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States or who are incarcerated

S. 2765, Cory Booker, to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of comprehensive sexual health and healthy relationships, the reduction of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and the prevention of dating violence and sexual assault, and for other purposes

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