House passes four healthcare bills

The House passed four more healthcare bills on Thursday. They were part of a group of more than a dozen bills brought up under suspension on Wednesday that were postponed after roll-call votes were requested.

The bills are:

- The Training and Research for Autism Improvements Nationwide Act. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), authorizes $55 million in grants over five years for training to improve autism services. It passed 393-24.

- The Emergency Medic Transition Act of 2010. Sponsored by Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), the bill authorizes grants worth $25 million over five years to help state entities provide for the expedited training and licensing of military veterans as emergency medical technicians. The bill passed 412-5.

- The Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2010. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), extends federal liability protections to volunteers at Community Health Centers. It passed 417-1.

- The National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2010. Sponsored by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), the bill fosters the establishment of state-administered controlled substance monitoring systems. It passed 384-32.