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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2021

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/04/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
03/02/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/02/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means01/04/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary01/04/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/02/2021 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce01/04/2021 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/02/2021 Referred to

As of 04/21/2021 no related bill information has been received for H.R.142 - Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2021


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Introduced in House (01/04/2021)

Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2021

This bill establishes additional requirements that certain hospitals must meet in order to participate in Medicare. Specifically, as a condition of Medicare participation, hospitals and critical access hospitals that provide neonatal or infant care must have appropriate security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching. Noncompliant hospitals are subject to specified civil penalties.

The bill also establishes criminal penalties for knowingly altering or destroying a newborn's hospital patient records for the purpose of causing the newborn to be misidentified.