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Short Titles as Introduced

Rural Hospital Enhancement and Long Term Health Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve rural health services, including by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an annual study on such services, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/29/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
05/20/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
05/06/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/29/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/29/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/29/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/29/2016Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2114)
Action By: House of Representatives
04/29/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/29/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health05/06/2016 Referred to
House Agriculture04/29/2016 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit05/20/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/29/2016)

Rural Hospital Enhancement and Long Term Health Act of 2016

This bill revises the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act by increasing the maximum grant amount for hospitals under the community facilities grant program. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may not condition grants on the inability of applicants to finance their projects.

The bill amends the Public Health Service Act by reauthorizing through FY2021 and revising the grant program for state offices of rural health, including by requiring HHS to make the grants, thus removing HHS' discretion to make them.

HHS must report annually to Congress and each state office of rural health on rural hospitals' closures.