Summary: H.R.2560 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/24/2005)

Elaine Sullivan Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require emergency departments to contact family members, a specified healthcare agent, or a surrogate decisionmaker of an incapacitated patient within 24 hours of arrival at the emergency department.

Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations for the purpose of assisting them to establish and operate voluntary next of kin registries.