Summary: H.R.1224 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1224. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/14/2019)

Living Donor Protection Act of 2019

This bill prohibits discrimination based on an individual's status as a living organ donor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, coverage, price, or any other condition of a life-insurance policy, disability-insurance policy, or long-term-care insurance policy.

The bill also specifically includes recovery from organ-donation surgery as a serious health condition that entitles covered private-sector and federal civil-service employees to medical leave.

The Department of Health and Human Services must update public-service announcements, websites, and other media regarding live organ donation to educate the public on the benefits of live organ donation and on access to insurance for living organ donors.