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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

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    136% more
    $579,662
    $2,276,678
    $903,616
    $815,726
    $1,821,581
    $635,786
    $4,556,122
    $3,898,953
    $3,959,639
    $19,447,763
    $750
    $8,250,935
    $8,251,685

    opposed this bill

    Women's issues
    Consumer groups
    Health & welfare policy (split)
    Health, Education & Human Resources (split)
    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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    Legislator Filters
    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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