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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7208

  To amend the Small Business Act to include hospitals serving rural 
    areas or areas of persistent poverty in the paycheck protection 
                    program, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 15, 2020

   Mr. Guest (for himself, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Hagedorn, Mr. 
 Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Murphy of North Carolina, Mr. Byrne, Mr. 
  Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Williams, Mr. Harris, Mr. David P. Roe of 
     Tennessee, Mr. Steube, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Kustoff of 
 Tennessee, and Mr. Palazzo) introduced the following bill; which was 
              referred to the Committee on Small Business

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the Small Business Act to include hospitals serving rural 
    areas or areas of persistent poverty in the paycheck protection 
                    program, and for other purposes.

    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 ``PPP Access for Rural Hospitals 
Act''.

SEC. 2. INCLUSION OF CRITICAL CARE HOSPITALS IN THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION 
              PROGRAM.

    (a) Eligibility of Hospitals With More Than One Physical 
Location.--Section 7(a)(36)(D)(iii) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 636(a)(36)(D)(iii)) is amended by striking ``beginning with 72'' 
and inserting the following: ``beginning with 72 (or, in the case of a 
critical care hospital, is assigned a North American Industry 
Classification System code beginning with 62)''.
    (b) Waiver of Affiliation Rules.--Section 7(a)(36)(D)(iv)(I) of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)(D)(iv)(I)) is amended by 
striking ``beginning with 72'' and inserting the following: ``beginning 
with 72 (or, in the case of a critical care hospital, is assigned a 
North American Industry Classification System code beginning with 
62)''.
    (c) Critical Care Hospitals Defined.--Section 7(a)(36)(D) of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(36)(D)) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new clause:
                            ``(vii) Critical care hospital defined.--In 
                        this clause, the term `critical care hospital' 
                        means a hospital (as defined in section 1861(e) 
                        of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
                        1395x(e))) that--
                                    ``(I) is located in a county (or 
                                equivalent unit of local government) in 
                                a rural area, as defined in section 
                                1886(d)(2)(D) of the Social Security 
                                Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(2)(D)), is 
                                treated as being located in a rural 
                                area pursuant to section 1886(d)(8)(E) 
                                of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
                                1395ww(d)(8)(E)), or is a critical 
                                access hospital, as defined in section 
                                1861(mm)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
                                1395x(mm)(1)); or
                                    ``(II) for the most recent cost 
                                reporting period under section 1886(d) 
                                of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
                                1395ww(d)), received an additional 
                                payment under section 1886(d)(5)(F) of 
                                such Act (42 U.S.C. 
                                1395ww(d)(5)(F)).''.
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