US SB4000 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)
Status: Introduced on June 18 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-06-18 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act of 2020 This bill establishes a new federal criminal offense for failing to obtain medical attention for an individual in federal custody who displays medical distress. Specifically, the bill requires federal law enforcement officers and the Bureau of Prisons' personnel to provide or obtain immediate medical attention for an individual in federal custody who displays medical distress. It criminalizes the negligent failure to obtain or provide such medical attention that results in unnecessary pain, injury, or death. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.

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Title

Andrew Kearse Accountability for Denial of Medical Care Act of 2020

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-06-18SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB7268 (Same As) 2020-06-18 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

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