HR 222

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 222

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.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 7, 2011

Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred 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


A BILL

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.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. MEDICARE PAYMENTS TO HOSPITALS CONTINGENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SECURITY PROCEDURES REGARDING INFANT PATIENT PROTECTION AND BABY SWITCHING.

SEC. 3. BABY SWITCHING PROHIBITED.

`SEC. 1205. BABY SWITCHING.

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