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House Bills - 108th Congress

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H.R. 4628—The Patientís Bill of Rights Act of 2004

On June 21, 2004, Representative John Dingell (D-MI) introduced H.R. 4628, the Patientís Bill of Rights Act of 2004. Provisions would require health care insurers to allow their enrollees to participate in clinical trials and pay for routine patient costs provided in connection with the trial. Clinical trials are defined as those approved by NIH, FDA, DoD, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The companion measure is S. 1945, introduced by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on November 24, 2003. H.R. 4628 was jointly referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means.

Legislative Update (August 2004): Access to Clinical Trials



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