H.R.4592 - Home Health Patient Protection Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
Summary: H.R.4592 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)
Introduced in House (09/17/1998)
Home Health Patient Protection Act of 1998 - Amends titles XI and XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for the establishment of a program to prevent the abuse of home health patients through: (1) screening of home health agency workers through background checks; and (2) a prohibition against hiring abusive workers.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Registry of Abusive Home Health Workers, which shall be used in such background checks.