Text: H.R.3391 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/29/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3391


To allow for the continuation of critical access hospital designation for certain hospitals in geographic areas experiencing population growth.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2009

Ms. Jenkins (for herself, Mr. Moran of Kansas, Mr. Moore of Kansas, and Mr. Tiahrt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To allow for the continuation of critical access hospital designation for certain hospitals in geographic areas experiencing population growth.

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

SECTION 1. Permitting the continuation of CAH designation for certain hospitals.

Section 1820(c)(2)(B)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395i–4(c)(2)(B)(i)) is amended by inserting “, or was located in such a rural area at the time that the hospital was originally designated as a critical access hospital under this paragraph (but subsequently such a rural area was redesignated as an urban area, as defined in section 1886(d)(2)(D)),” after “(or equivalent unit of local government) in a rural area (as defined in section 1886(d)(2)(D))”.