S.3547 - Creating Capacity for Communities in Need Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 03/19/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/19/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3547 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.