H.R.4592 - Home Health Patient Protection Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] (Introduced 09/17/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/30/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4592 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/17/1998)
Home Health Patient Protection Act of 1998 - Amends titles XI and XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for the establishment of a program to prevent the abuse of home health patients through: (1) screening of home health agency workers through background checks; and (2) a prohibition against hiring abusive workers.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Registry of Abusive Home Health Workers, which shall be used in such background checks.