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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for surveys of skilled nursing and intermediate care facilities and civil penalties for deficiencies uncovered in such surveys, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/18/1979Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
07/18/1979Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/1979Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/1979Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means07/18/1979 Referred to
House Interstate and Foreign Commerce07/18/1979 Referred to

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Subjects (7)

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Introduced in House (07/18/1979)

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to provide for inspections of skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities in order to determine whether such facilities are in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Directs the Secretary to issue a citation which shall provide for a civil penalty to the operator of a facility which does not correct identified deficiencies.