S.578 - Access to Medical Treatment Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD] (Introduced 04/15/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/15/1997 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.578 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/15/1997)
Access to Medical Treatment Act - Permits any individual to be treated by a health care practitioner with any medical treatment that the individual desires (including a treatment that is not approved, certified, or licensed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services) if: (1) the practitioner agrees to treat the individual; and (2) the administration of such treatment does not violate licensing laws.
Authorizes health care practitioners to provide any method of treatment to such an individual if certain requirements are met.
Requires a practitioner to report: (1) administering such treatment and discovering it to be a danger to an individual; and (2) the positive effects of an unconventional medical treatment for a life-threatening medical condition.