S.511 - Living Donor Protection Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 02/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.511 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/14/2019)
Living Donor Protection Act of 2019
This bill prohibits discrimination based on an individual's status as a living organ donor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, coverage, price, or any other condition of a life-insurance policy, disability-insurance policy, or long-term-care insurance policy.
The bill also specifically includes recovery from organ-donation surgery as a serious health condition that entitles covered private-sector and federal civil-service employees to medical leave.
The Department of Health and Human Services must update public-service announcements, websites, and other media regarding live organ donation to educate the public on the benefits of live organ donation and on access to insurance for living organ donors.