S. 1101 - MEDTECH Act

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of patient records and certain decision support software. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

MEDTECH Act

S. 1101 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of patient records and certain decision support software. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of patient records and certain decision support software.
Other Titles
  • Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health Act
  • MEDTECH Act
  • Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health Act
  • MEDTECH Act
  • MEDTECH Act
Sponsor
Michael F. Bennet
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Computers and information technology
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced4/27/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced4/27/2015
    4/27/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
    4/27/2015Introduced in Senate
    Put on a legislative calendar3/09/2016Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    4/04/2016Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar4/04/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 409.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. November - December 2010 For $73,241 Against $-2,655
    2. January - February 2011 For $230,493 Against $173,100
    3. March - April 2011 For $619,366 Against $259,650
    4. May - June 2011 For $673,848 Against $448,600
    5. July - August 2011 For $311,379 Against $169,642
    6. September - October 2011 For $651,816 Against $558,824
    7. November - December 2011 For $620,468 Against $656,841
    8. January - February 2012 For $268,644 Against $417,535
    9. March - April 2012 For $733,708 Against $657,963
    10. May - June 2012 For $682,203 Against $826,502
    11. July - August 2012 For $563,050 Against $816,965
    12. September - October 2012 For $890,641 Against $1,526,607
    13. November - December 2012 For $205,260 Against $116,919
    14. January - February 2013 For $240,528 Against $35,950
    15. March - April 2013 For $555,650 Against $100,400
    16. May - June 2013 For $707,890 Against $96,299
    17. July - August 2013 For $310,701 Against $54,583
    18. September - October 2013 For $625,300 Against $40,625
    19. November - December 2013 For $557,728 Against $79,250
    20. January - February 2014 For $307,825 Against $30,573
    21. March - April 2014 For $617,485 Against $68,373
    22. May - June 2014 For $1,005,205 Against $200,594
    23. July - August 2014 For $570,149 Against $105,752
    24. September - October 2014 For $1,327,028 Against $296,634
    25. November - December 2014 For $316,072 Against $18,130
    26. January - February 2015 For $218,546 Against $15,145
    27. March - April 2015 For $565,319 Against $40,160
    28. May - June 2015 For $687,003 Against $76,142
    29. July - August 2015 For $286,553 Against $38,591
    30. September - October 2015 For $493,007 Against $58,988
    31. November - December 2015 For $571,379 Against $74,632
    32. January - February 2016 For $275,781 Against $28,766
    33. March - April 2016 For $643,442 Against $34,059
    34. May - June 2016 For $868,435 Against $47,865
    35. July - August 2016 For $431,746 Against $47,488
    36. September - October 2016 For $694,175 Against $36,193
    37. November - December 2016 For $46,699 Against $0

    Votes

      14 Organizations Supported and 14 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      MEDTECH Act

      14 organizations supported this bill

      Advanced Medical Technology Association
      Advanced Medical Technology Association (2016, March 9). AdvaMed Commends Senate HELP Mark Up of Legislation to Improve Patient Access to Medical Technology. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from Advanced Medical Technology Association.
      ALS Association
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      American Medical Informatics Association
      American Medical Informatics Association (2016, March 9). AMIA Applauds Senate Work, Calls for Additional Focus on Health IT Safety. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from American Medical Informatics Association.
      Apervita
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      Athenahealth
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      Brain Injury Association of America
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      Health IT Now
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      IBM
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      LGBT Tech Partnership
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      McKesson
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      National Association of Manufacturers
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      Oracle
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      United Spinal Association
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.
      Verizon Communications
      Undersigned organizations (2016, February 19). MEDTECH Act Sign On Letter. Retrieved March 1, 2016, from FierceMarkets.

      14 organizations opposed this bill

      Breast Cancer Action
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      Center for Medical Consumers
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      Medication-Induced Suicide Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      MedShadow
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      Mothers Against Medical Error
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      mrsa survivors network
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      National Center for Health Research
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      National Consumers League
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      National Organization for Women
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      National Women's Health Network
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      Our Bodies Ourselves
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      TMJ Association
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.
      WoodyMatters
      Undersigned organizations (2016, March 5). Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills. Retrieved August 3, 2016, from National Center for Health Research.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$222,700$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$392,849$28,334
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$366,317$919,425
      John BarrassoRWY$198,783$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$364,930$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$221,393$2,750
      Roy BluntRMO$277,649$0
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$308,982$3,700
      John BoozmanRAR$76,150$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$-1,000$750
      Sherrod BrownDOH$231,205$404,184
      Richard BurrRNC$315,411$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$203,050$87,721
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$92,775$42,550
      Ben CardinDMD$106,034$0
      Tom CarperDDE$104,540$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$278,549$500
      Bill CassidyRLA$385,595$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$64,250$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$185,900$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$139,800$20,050
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$140,400$1,000
      Bob CorkerRTN$158,983$0
      John CornynRTX$375,046$0
      Tom CottonRAR$168,566$0
      Mike CrapoRID$98,390$0
      Ted CruzRTX$228,714$0
      Steve DainesRMT$167,856$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$166,995$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$138,685$3,350
      Mike EnziRWY$126,000$0
      Joni ErnstRIA$40,400$10,350
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$174,639$212,449
      Deb FischerRNE$129,191$21,250
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$197,450$0
      Al FrankenDMN$279,142$1,750
      Cory GardnerRCO$303,100$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$235,955$585,592
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$128,650$500
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$149,375$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$537,529$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$93,149$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$70,885$174,494
      Dean HellerRNV$210,500$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$84,663$339,772
      John HoevenRND$61,020$0
      Jim InhofeROK$43,700$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$191,900$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$156,865$0
      Tim KaineDVA$322,715$375,331
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$36,338$0
      Mark KirkRIL$184,691$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$384,761$230,065
      James LankfordROK$85,025$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$122,955$0
      Mike LeeRUT$192,157$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$120,516$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$385,245$8,550
      John McCainRAZ$169,345$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$325,999$1,198,915
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$611,867$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$243,110$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$121,185$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$37,250$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$100,112$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$37,608$11,525
      Chris MurphyDCT$166,611$1,250
      Patty MurrayDWA$394,975$416,087
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$220,009$0
      Rand PaulRKY$100,999$0
      David PerdueRGA$154,894$0
      Gary C. PetersDMI$159,945$233,373
      Rob PortmanROH$468,021$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$32,150$0
      Harry ReidDNV$101,750$250
      Jim RischRID$39,600$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$213,849$0
      Mike RoundsRSD$138,948$0
      Marco RubioRFL$253,811$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$13,611$1,000
      Ben SasseRNE$174,266$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$159,898$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$484,236$5,400
      Tim ScottRSC$340,799$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$17,500$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$155,570$794,579
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$25,500$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$201,420$329,305
      Dan SullivanRAK$106,916$0
      Jon TesterDMT$140,907$186,951
      John ThuneRSD$224,648$0
      Thom TillisRNC$155,780$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$433,968$0
      Tom UdallDNM$85,950$0
      David VitterRLA$41,900$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$339,279$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$361,493$1,598,633
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$144,636$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$73,583$0
      Ron WydenDOR$445,852$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$222,700$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$392,849$28,334
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$366,317$919,425
      John BarrassoRWY$198,783$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$364,930$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$221,393$2,750
      Roy BluntRMO$277,649$0
      Cory A. BookerDNJ$308,982$3,700
      John BoozmanRAR$76,150$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$-1,000$750
      Sherrod BrownDOH$231,205$404,184
      Richard BurrRNC$315,411$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$203,050$87,721
      Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$92,775$42,550
      Ben CardinDMD$106,034$0
      Tom CarperDDE$104,540$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$278,549$500
      Bill CassidyRLA$385,595$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$64,250$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$185,900$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$139,800$20,050
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$140,400$1,000
      Bob CorkerRTN$158,983$0
      John CornynRTX$375,046$0
      Tom CottonRAR$168,566$0
      Mike CrapoRID$98,390$0
      Ted CruzRTX$228,714$0
      Steve DainesRMT$167,856$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$166,995$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$138,685$3,350
      Mike EnziRWY$126,000$0
      Joni ErnstRIA$40,400$10,350
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$174,639$212,449
      Deb FischerRNE$129,191$21,250
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$197,450$0
      Al FrankenDMN$279,142$1,750
      Cory GardnerRCO$303,100$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$235,955$585,592
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$128,650$500
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$149,375$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$537,529$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$93,149$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$70,885$174,494
      Dean HellerRNV$210,500$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$84,663$339,772
      John HoevenRND$61,020$0
      Jim InhofeROK$43,700$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$191,900$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$156,865$0
      Tim KaineDVA$322,715$375,331
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$36,338$0
      Mark KirkRIL$184,691$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$384,761$230,065
      James LankfordROK$85,025$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$122,955$0
      Mike LeeRUT$192,157$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$120,516$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$385,245$8,550
      John McCainRAZ$169,345$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$325,999$1,198,915
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$611,867$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$243,110$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$121,185$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$37,250$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$100,112$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$37,608$11,525
      Chris MurphyDCT$166,611$1,250
      Patty MurrayDWA$394,975$416,087
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$220,009$0
      Rand PaulRKY$100,999$0
      David PerdueRGA$154,894$0
      Gary C. PetersDMI$159,945$233,373
      Rob PortmanROH$468,021$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$32,150$0
      Harry ReidDNV$101,750$250
      Jim RischRID$39,600$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$213,849$0
      Mike RoundsRSD$138,948$0
      Marco RubioRFL$253,811$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$13,611$1,000
      Ben SasseRNE$174,266$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$159,898$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$484,236$5,400
      Tim ScottRSC$340,799$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$17,500$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$155,570$794,579
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$25,500$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$201,420$329,305
      Dan SullivanRAK$106,916$0
      Jon TesterDMT$140,907$186,951
      John ThuneRSD$224,648$0
      Thom TillisRNC$155,780$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$433,968$0
      Tom UdallDNM$85,950$0
      David VitterRLA$41,900$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$339,279$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$361,493$1,598,633
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$144,636$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$73,583$0
      Ron WydenDOR$445,852$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Computer software$4,556,122
      Medical Devices & Supplies$3,959,639
      Telephone utilities$3,898,953
      Health care services$2,276,678
      Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,821,581
      Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
      Computer manufacture & services$903,616
      Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
      Manufacturing$635,786
      Internet & Online Services$579,662
      Health & welfare policy$547,752

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Women's issues$8,250,935
      Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
      Health & welfare policy$547,752
      Consumer groups$750
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