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H.R.82: Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Infant Protection and Baby Switching Prevention Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require certain hospitals reimbursed under Medicare, and which provide neonatal and infant care, to have in effect 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. Establishes civil penalties for failure to have such security procedures in effect.

Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit and establish criminal penalties for baby switching in hospitals.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means