To improve access to emergency medical services, 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 ``Health Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY.
The constitutional authority upon which this Act rests is the power of the Congress to provide for the general welfare, to regulate commerce, and to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution Federal powers, as enumerated in section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States.
SEC. 3. PROTECTION FOR EMERGENCY AND RELATED SERVICES FURNISHED PURSUANT TO EMTALA.
Section 224(g) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 233(g)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (4), by striking ``An entity'' and inserting ``Subject to paragraph (6), an entity''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(6)(A) For purposes of this section-- ``(i) an entity described in subparagraph (B) shall be considered to be an entity described in paragraph (4); and ``(ii) the provisions of this section shall apply to an entity described in subparagraph (B) in the same manner as such provisions apply to an entity described in paragraph (4), except that-- ``(I) notwithstanding paragraph (1)(B), the deeming of any entity described in subparagraph (B), or of an officer, governing board member, employee, contractor, or on-call provider of such an entity, to be an employee of the...