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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2063

  To amend title XI of the Social Security Act with respect to organ 
                       procurement organizations.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              July 9, 2019

   Mr. Young introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
                  referred to the Committee on Finance

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend title XI of the Social Security Act with respect to organ 
                       procurement organizations.

    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 ``Organ Procurement Optimization Act 
of 2019''.

SEC. 2. ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 1138(b) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 1320b-8(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking subparagraph (C) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(C) relies on a standardized performance metric or 
        metrics that are objective, verifiable, and not subject to 
        interpretation by organ procurement organizations;''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the 
Organ Procurement Optimization Act of 2019, the Secretary shall publish 
in the Federal Register a final rule to establish the metric or metrics 
described in paragraph (1)(C).''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 371(b)(1)(D)(ii) of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 273(b)(1)(D)(ii)) is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding subclause (I), by striking 
        ``2002'' and inserting ``2021''; and
            (2) by striking subclause (II) and inserting the following:
                            ``(II) rely on the standardized performance 
                        metric or metrics established under section 
                        1838(b)(1)(C);''.
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