Senate Bill 168
117th Congress(2021-2022)
TREAT Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 2, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 2, 2021
Latest Action
Feb 2, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
168
Congress
117
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
Connecticut
Maryland
Missouri
North Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment Act or the TREAT Act

This bill temporarily authorizes the interstate provision of in-person and telehealth services. This authorization applies during, and for at least 180 days after, the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) emergency.

Specifically, subject to scope of practice and other requirements, a health care professional may provide health services in any U.S. jurisdiction based on that individual's authorization to practice in any one state or territory.

The bill also provides certain related powers to health care professional regulatory bodies, such as medical boards. Specifically, a regulatory body may investigate and take disciplinary actions against a professional who provides services pursuant to this bill to a patient in that body's jurisdiction.

Text (1)
February 2, 2021
Actions (2)
02/02/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/02/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 3, 2021 5:42:12 AM
Updated
Apr 29, 2021 5:38:54 AM