H.R.1178 - Physician Assistants Continuity of Care Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] (Introduced 02/16/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||03/07/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.1178 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/16/2007)
Physician Assistants Continuity of Care Act of 2007 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit a physician assistant, when delegated by a physician, to: (1) certify that inpatient psychiatric hospital services or post-hospital extended care services are required; (2) establish and review a plan for home health services; and (3) certify a terminal illness with respect to hospice care.
Covers as hospice care any legally authorized services of a physician assistant performed under a physician's supervision.