All Information (Except Text) for S.750 - Compassionate Care Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] (Introduced 03/25/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/25/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP. (All Actions)|
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|03/25/1999||Introduced in Senate|
03/25/1999 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|03/25/1999||Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP.|
Action By: Senate
03/25/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP.
|Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [D-CT]*||03/25/1999|
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|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||03/25/1999||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative procedure
- Corporal punishment
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Drug therapy
- Elder abuse
- Employee training
- Federal aid to health facilities
- Federal aid to hospitals
- Government paperwork
- Governmental investigations
- Group homes for the disabled
- Hospital patients
- Hospital personnel
- Long-term care facilities
- Mental health services
- Mentally disabled
- Mentally ill
- Nursing homes
- Patients' rights
- Prisoners' rights
- Psychotropic drugs
- Rights of institutionalized persons
- Shelters for the homeless
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/25/1999)
Compassionate Care Act of 1999 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals and other health care facilities that receive Federal assistance in any form to protect the rights of their patients and residents, including freedom from physical or mental abuse, corporal punishment, involuntary seclusion, and physical or chemical restraints used for punishment or convenience.
Permits use of physical or chemical restraints only to ensure the physical safety of a patient or resident, or others, and only upon a physician's specific written order.
Requires a facility subject to the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act of 1986 to notify the appropriate Protection and Advocacy system of each resident's death and related circumstances.
Amends the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act of 1986 to require a State protection system for the mentally ill to investigate certain deaths and injuries at such facilities. Subjects facilities to loss of Federal assistance for noncompliance with this Act.