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Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To require Federal law enforcement and prison officials to obtain or provide immediate medical attention to individuals in custody who display medical distress.


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06/18/2020Introduced in House

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06/18/2020Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/18/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary06/18/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/18/2020)

Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act of 2020

This bill establishes a new federal criminal offense for failing to obtain medical attention for an individual in federal custody who displays medical distress.

Specifically, the bill requires federal law enforcement officers and the Bureau of Prisons' personnel to provide or obtain immediate medical attention for an individual in federal custody who displays medical distress. It criminalizes the negligent failure to obtain or provide such medical attention that results in unnecessary pain, injury, or death.

A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.