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H.R. 6517 - Fairness in Liver Allocation Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-07-25
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6517


    To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to establish and implement reforms to the criteria for liver allocation so that such allocation is not based on the donor candidate’s place of residence or listing, except to the extent necessary to avoid wasting organs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2018

    Mr. Engel (for himself and Mr. Valadao) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to establish and implement reforms to the criteria for liver allocation so that such allocation is not based on the donor candidate’s place of residence or listing, except to the extent necessary to avoid wasting organs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fairness in Liver Allocation Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Criteria for liver allocation.

(a) In general.—Subsection (b) of section 372 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 274) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) Liver allocation.—

“(A) REFORM BY NETWORK.—Not later than December 31, 2018, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network shall establish and implement reforms to the criteria for liver allocation by the Network so that such allocation is not based on the donor candidate’s place of residence or listing, except to the extent necessary to avoid wasting organs.

“(B) REFORM BY SECRETARY IN CASE OF FAILURE.—If the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network fails to establish and implement reforms by December 31, 2018, as required by subparagraph (A)—

“(i) the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, shall establish criteria for liver allocation by the Network consistent with subparagraph (A); and

“(ii) not later than June 30, 2019, the Network shall begin implementing such criteria.”.

(b) Technical correction.—Paragraph (3) of section 372(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 274(b)) is amended by moving the indentation of such paragraph 2 ems to the left.


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