The House of Representatives last night passed by unanimous consent AHA-supported legislation (S. 1461) that would delay through December 2015 enforcement of direct supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services provided in critical access hospitals and certain small, rural hospitals. The bill cleared the Senate in September and now goes to President Obama for his signature. AHA continues to work toward passage of the Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act (S. 257/H.R. 1611), which would adopt a default standard of “general supervision” for outpatient therapeutic services, among other provisions.