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Introduced in Senate (04/20/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 830


To modify the definition of children's hospital for purposes of making payments to children's hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 20, 2009

Mr. Whitehouse introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To modify the definition of children's hospital for purposes of making 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. 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.”.