Summary

6/17/2013--Passed Senate amended. HIV Organ Policy Equity Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to repeal the requirement that the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network adopt and... Read More

Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Nov 21, 2013.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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 ``HIV Organ Policy Equity Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

(a) Standards of Quality for the Acquisition and Transportation of Donated Organs.-- (1) Organ procurement and transplantation network.--Section 372(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 274(b)) is amended-- (A) in paragraph (2)(E), by striking ``, including standards for preventing the acquisition of organs that are infected with the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome''; and (B) by adding at the end the following: ``(3) Clarification.--In adopting and using standards of quality under paragraph (2)(E), the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network may adopt and use such standards with respect to organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), provided that any such standards ensure that organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus may be transplanted only into individuals who are infected with such virus before receiving such organ.''. (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 371(b)(3)(C) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 273(b)(3)(C); relating to organ procurement organizations) is amended by striking ``including arranging for testing with respect to preventing the acquisition of organs that are infected with the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome'' and inserting ``including arranging for...

Read Full Text

Sentiment Map

Select:

Nation

13 Supporting
49 Opposing
21% 79%

State: CA

3 Supporting
4 Opposing
43% 57%

District: 1st

1 Supporting
0 Opposing
100% 0%

Popularity Trend

Organizations Supporting

No organizations supporting yet.

Organizations Opposing

No organizations opposing yet.

Users Supporting

I support S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because because HIV and AIDS treatment advances are increasing the life span of patients. Therefore, the number of individuals with the disease needing organ donation is increasing. The passing of this bill will potentially save and/or prolong the lives of many individuals living with the disease. I am also aware that my legislator, Barbara Boxer, is the sponsor of the legislation.

Share
CA
12
franksjl
CA-12
1 year ago

I support S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because...It promotes fairness, reason, and health opportunities for not only those infected with HIV but also those who do not have HIV. People without HIV would move up on the list higher if more organs were allowed to be donated to people with HIV.

Share
CA
12
mwoodin
CA-12
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because I am opposed to additional spending and to the principle of special treatment for "special" groups. HIV carriers should not be treated differently from other Americans. Their eligibility for organ donation (or not) should evaluated by the criteria which apply to anyone else.

Share
FL
27
Anonymous491228
FL-27
1 year ago

I oppose S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because...get govt out of the way and let the professionals do it best.

Share
VA
10
Anonymous1172260
VA-10
1 year ago

I oppose S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because... The Constitution does not define this as a responsibility of the Federal Government. Tenth Amendment says “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Share
KY
4
Anonymous306048
KY-4
1 year ago

I oppose S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because...government has ZERO business involving itself in the healthcare decisions of an individual.

Share
NV
2
JLFM
NV-2
1 year ago

I oppose S. 330: HIV Organ Policy Equity Act because beggars can NOT be choosers.

Share
CA
6
EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

Bill Summary

6/17/2013--Passed Senate amended. HIV Organ Policy Equity Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to repeal the requirement that the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network adopt and use standards of quality for the acquisition and transportation of donated organs that include standards for preventing the acquisition of organs infected with the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Replaces this requirement with authorization for the Network to adopt and use such standards with respect to organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), provided that any such standards ensure that organs infected with HIV may be transplanted only into individuals who are: (1) infected with such virus before receiving such an organ; and (2) participating in clinical research approved by an institutional review board under the criteria, standards, and regulations regarding organs infected with HIV developed under this Act or, if participation in such research is no longer warranted, receiving a transplant under such standards and regulations. Revises similarly the requirement that organ procurement organizations arrange for testing to prevent the acquisition of organs infected with the AIDS etiologic agent to require that they arrange for testing to identify organs infected with HIV. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines for the conduct of research relating to transplantation of organs from HIV-infected donors. Requires the Network to revise its standards of quality regarding HIV-infected organs and the Secretary to revise related regulations. Requires the Secretary to: (1) review annually the results of scientific research in conjunction with the Network to determine whether they warrant revision of quality standards relating to donated HIV-infected organs and to the safety of transplantation of organs with a particular strain of HIV into a recipient with a different strain; and (2) direct the Network, if the review so warrants, to revise its standards in a way that ensures the changes will not reduce the safety of organ transplantation. Amends the federal criminal code to declare that an organ donation does not violate the prohibition against a knowing organ donation by an HIV-infected individual if the donation is made in accordance with this Act.

S. 329 A bill to eliminate certain fuel subsidies and to amend the Internal... S. 331 A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a specia...