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H.R.1792: Infectious Disease Reporting Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Mike Coffman, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action June 27, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Infectious Disease Reporting Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report each case of reportable infectious disease (a disease that a state requires to be reported) that occurs at a medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the appropriate state entity, as well as to the accrediting organization of such facility.

Requires the Secretary, upon a failure to report, to pay to a state the same penalty that a non-federal facility of such state would pay for a failure to report. Allows a state to file a civil action against the VA for the recovery of such amount.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
June 27, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 19, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.