Summary: S.1559 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/29/1975)

Provides for placing responsibility for medical care provided by skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs of the Social Security Act in a medical director who is to be a physician on call in emergencies and who either (1) spends 10 hours a week in each facility for which he is responsible or (2) spends 2 hours per week in such facility and is assisted by a nurse practitioner (whose functions are defined in the Act) who spends at least 20 hours per week at the facility.