Energy and Commerce Committee

Health


Bipartisan E&C Leaders Probe Florida Nursing Home Following Resident Deaths After Hurricane Irma

10.20.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Dr. Jack Michel, Owner of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC, the Florida nursing home that lost 14 residents in the wake of Hurricane Irma, after the facility’s air conditioning failed. The letter requests a detailed briefing and documents from the owner of the facility.

Signing the letter was: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D....

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Letter to Dr. Jack Michel, Owner of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC

10.20.2017

Excerpt:  “AHCA records show that you own other health care facilities in Florida that also have a history of regulatory violations. For example, you are listed as the owner of the Floridian Gardens Assisted Living Facility, which was cited for thirty violations in December 2016, including failure to prevent or report sexual abuse of a resident, having an insufficient number of staff, and failure to correct violations identified in previous inspections. AHCA took steps in December 2016 to deny the facility’s license renewal, and following the tragedy at the Rehabilitation...

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E&C Announces Details for #FullCmte Hearing on #OpioidCrisis NEXT WEEK

10.18.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) formally announced a hearing for Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives.”

Chairman Walden announced last month in Morning Consult that the committee would hold a rare full committee hearing, the first of this Congress, on the epidemic. The hearing will provide a status update on the implementation...

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Health

Jurisdiction


The health sector broadly, including private and public health insurance (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP); biomedical research and development; hospital construction; mental health; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the 340B drug discount program; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.