US SB1618 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum:
Status: Introduced on May 22 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-05-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

ECHO 2019 Act Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a grant program that supports the implementation of certain educational, specialty health care technology in rural or medically underserved areas. Specifically, HHS must award grants to health care entities serving rural areas, health-professional shortage areas, medically underserved populations, or Native Americans for specified videoconferencing technology that connects health professionals with specialists (e.g., chronic-disease, mental-health, and substance-use disorder specialists).

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Title

ECHO 2019 Act Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-05-22SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Same As/Similar To

SB1895 (Related) 2019-07-08 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 133.
HB5199 (Related) 2019-11-21 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

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