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Congressional Legislation 111th concerning hospital infections

Congressional Legislation 111th concerning hospital infection reporting and antibiotic resistant (MRSA) infection detection and prevention

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S. 1305
Bill Status: Introduced 6/18/09; referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Sponsor(s): Senator Menendez
Other Information: MRSA Infection Prevention and Patient Protection Act

S. 1299
Bill Status: Introduced 6/18/09; referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Sponsor(s): Senator Menendez; Senator Kennedy
Other Information: A bill to protect health care workers and first responders, including police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and other workers at risk of workplace exposure to infectious agents and drug resistant infections, such as MRSA.

HR. 2937
Bill Status: Introduced 6/18/09, referred to House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means Committee.
Bill Sponsor(s): Representatives Speier; Schakowsky; Capps, Eshoo
Other Information: MRSA Infection Prevention and Patient Protection Act

H.R. 3104
Bill Status: Introduced 6/26/09; referred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
Bill Sponsor(s): Representative Tim Murphy
Other Information: Requires public reporting of health care-associated infections data by hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. “The Health Hospitals Act of 2009.”

H.R. 3200; Markup of HR 3200
Bill Status: House Energy and Commerce Committee 7/17/09
Bill Sponsor(s): Rep. Dingell; Co-sponsors: Representatives Andrews, Kildee, Malaney, Miller, Pallone, Rangel, Stark, Waxman.
Other Information: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, includes reporting of hospital-acquired infections. Specifically: Reporting section begins on Page 654; Extend the Medicare no pay for HAI to Medicaid (division B); Create new best practices for HAIs under the new Center for Quality Improvement (division C); Require ambulatory surgical centers to report quality data, including HAIs (see the hep c incidents) (division b)