Text: H.R.4793 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H.R. 4793 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4793

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to waive the obstetrician 
   requirement insofar as it prevents DSH designation in the case of 
                        certain rural hospitals.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 29, 2000

    Mr. Kingston (for himself, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Linder, Mr. 
Norwood, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Collins, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Coble, 
   Mr. Spence, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Horn, Mr. 
Holden, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Mr. Riley, Mr. 
Gutknecht, Mr. Sherwood, Mr. Foley, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Shows, Mr. Gibbons, 
 Mr. Sessions, Mr. Ehrlich, Mr. Combest, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Paul, Mr. 
   Bishop, Mr. Baker, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Goode, Mr. 
 Cannon, Mr. Hilleary, Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Wise, Mr. Kind, 
 Mr. Latham, and Ms. Danner) introduced the following bill; which was 
                 referred to the Committee on Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to waive the obstetrician 
   requirement insofar as it prevents DSH designation in the case of 
                        certain rural hospitals.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. WAIVER OF OBSTETRICIAN REQUIREMENT INSOFAR AS IT PREVENTS 
              DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN RURAL HOSPITALS AS 
              DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITALS.

    Section 1923(d)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-
4(d)(2)(A)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``or'' at the end of clause (i);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of clause (ii) and 
        inserting ``; or''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new clause:
                    ``(iii) which the State has designated as a 
                critical access hospital (under section 1820(c)(2)) or 
                as an essential rural health care provider (under 
                applicable State law).''.
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