Federal - S 2873

A bill to require studies and reports examining the use of, and opportunities to use, technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.

Introduced

April 28, 2016

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A bill to require studies and reports examining the use of, and opportunities to use, technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 16

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  • Dec. 14, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-270, 130 Stat. 1395.

  • Dec. 14, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H7633

  • Dec. 8, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7564

  • Dec. 8, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6920

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H7199

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Measure passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H7199

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Burgess, R-Texas, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H7198-H7199

  • Nov. 29, 2016Gardner, R-Colo., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.154, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S6526

  • Nov. 29, 2016Corker, R-Tenn., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.154, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S6526

  • Nov. 29, 2016Senate Vote 154 Health Care Videoconferencing — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would require the Health and Human Services secretary to examine distance education models that use videoconferencing to connect medical specialists with multiple other health care professionals. The examination also would need to look at the models' impacts on: addressing chronic disease, mental disorders, palliative care and other types of care; health care workforce issues; implementing public health programs; and health care services in rural and underserved communities. The secretary would be required to submit a report to Congress based on this examination. The report would need to include an analysis of the use of these models by health care providers and their impacts, barriers to adoption and recommendations for reducing them, and opportunities to expand use of the models. Passed 97-0. Congressional Record p. S6526

  • Nov. 29, 2016 — Daines, R-Mont., for Alexander, R-Tenn., substitute amendment no. 5110 that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to examine the impacts of distance health education models that use videoconferencing to connect medical specialists to primary care providers. It also would require the department to submit a report to Congress on the use of these models by health care providers, barriers to adoption and opportunities to expand their use, adopted by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6525-S6526

  • Nov. 29, 2016 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6525-6526

  • Nov. 29, 2016 — Received in the House and referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressional Record p. H6322, H6361

  • Nov. 29, 2016 — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6525

  • Nov. 29, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Inhofe, (R-Okla.)
  • Nov. 28, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Alexander, (R-Tenn.)Tester, (D-Mont.)Warner, M. (D-Va.)
  • Nov. 17, 2016 — Alexander, R-Tenn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 5110. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S6490-S6491

  • Sept. 21, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup postponed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

  • Sept. 21, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Daines, (R-Mont.)
  • Sept. 13, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Franken, (D-Minn.)
  • Sept. 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cornyn, (R-Texas)
  • June 23, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Murray, (D-Wash.)
  • June 22, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Wicker, (R-Miss.)
  • June 21, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cantwell, (D-Wash.)
  • June 16, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Warren, (D-Mass.)
  • May 26, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Barrasso, (R-Wyo.)Cassidy, (R-La.)
  • May 25, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Udall, (D-N.M.)
  • May 24, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Heinrich, (D-N.M.)
  • April 28, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Schatz, (D-Hawaii)
  • April 28, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Congressional Record p. S2556