Text: H.R.2003 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/21/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2003


To amend the Public Health Service Act to include certain children’s psychiatric hospitals under the program of payments to children’s hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 21, 2009

Mr. Kennedy introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to include certain children’s psychiatric hospitals under the program of payments to children’s hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Children’s Hospitals Education Equity Act”.

SEC. 2. Inclusion of certain children’s psychiatric hospitals under the program of payments to children’s hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs.

Section 340E(g)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(g)) is amended—

(1) by striking “means a” and inserting “means—

    “(A) a”;

(2) by striking the period and inserting “; or”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

    “(B) a freestanding psychiatric hospital with 90 percent or more inpatients under the age of 18, that has its own Medicare provider number as of December 6, 1999, and that has an accredited residency program.”.