Senate Bill 3772
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Protecting Our Seniors from the Pandemic Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 20, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 20, 2020
Latest Action
May 20, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
3772
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Protecting Our Seniors from the Pandemic Act

This bill modifies allocations of certain COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funding for, and requires a plan focused on, COVID-19 testing of older adults.

Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must allocate a minimum level of funding to health care providers and facilities that serve significant populations of individuals aged 65 and older for expenses related to COVID-19 testing. These facilities include nursing homes and senior living communities.

In addition, HHS must develop, within ten days and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, a plan to enhance COVID-19 testing for older adults. The plan must include, among other topics, recommendations to address access and capacity challenges related to such testing.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/20/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/20/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 21, 2020 4:27:10 AM
Updated
Feb 6, 2021 5:28:55 AM