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H.R.698: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Lois Capps, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 53 (41 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action July 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

HIV Organ Policy Equity Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to repeal the requirement that the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network adopt and use standards of quality for the acquisition and transportation of donated organs that include standards for preventing the acquisition of organs infected with the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Replaces this requirement with authorization for the Network to adopt and use such standards with respect to organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), provided that any such standards ensure that organs infected with HIV may be transplanted only into individuals who are infected with such virus before receiving such an organ.

Revises similarly the requirement that organ procurement organizations arrange for testing to prevent the acquisition of organs in...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 30, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 129.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Judiciary discharged.
July 30, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-181, Part I.
July 17, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
July 17, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 16, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce