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Short Titles as Introduced

Creating Capacity for Communities in Need Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive limitations on expansion of facility capacity under rural provider and hospital exception to ownership or investment prohibition during coronavirus 2020 emergency period.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/19/2020Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
03/19/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 03/19/2020
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]* 03/19/2020
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]* 03/19/2020
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 03/19/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance03/19/2020 Referred to

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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.