Summary: S.3547 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3547. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/19/2020)

Creating Capacity for Communities in Need Act

This bill provides for an exception, during the national emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), to provisions under the Stark law (i.e., the Physician Self-Referral Law) that prohibit physician-owned hospitals from expanding facility capacity.

Specifically, the bill excludes from such restrictions any increase in operating rooms, procedure rooms, or beds for which a hospital is licensed or begins construction during the period of March 13, 2020, through the last day of the national emergency.