Summary: H.R.5122 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5122. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/07/2000)

Patient Protection Act of 2000 - Title I: Public Availability of Physician Information in National Practitioner Data Bank - Amends the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate regulations under which the public may obtain, through the Internet, specified physician information contained in the National Practitioner Data Bank, including patient care incidents. Requires the inclusion of information regarding medical malpractice payments and criminal acts.

Title II: Reporting Requirements Regarding National Practitioner Data Bank - Requires the inclusion, within certain reports required for such Data Bank, of information regarding the physician's medical field, date of licensing and years of experience, and professional license number. Requires each State Board of Medical Examiners to report criminal acts of physicians.

Requires each physician to report, for the Data Bank, each felony conviction and sets forth sanctions for failure to report.

Title III: Duty to Obtain Information - Requires Federal hospitals and State Boards of Medical Examiners to obtain physician information required under this Act.

Title IV: General Provisions - Requires the Secretary, on request, to provide State Boards of Medical Examiners a summary of information reported in the Data Bank on physicians licensed in that State.