Description: TO PASS H.R. 6175, ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING.
Bill summary: Research on Aging Act - Directs the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to establish in the Public Health Service, the National Institute on Aging for the conduct and support of biomedical, social, and behavioral research and training related to the aging process and the diseases and other special problems of the aged.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to establish a National Advisory Council on Aging to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to him on
programs relating to the aged which are administered by him and on those matters which relate to the Institute.
Provides that the Secretary shall, through the Institute, carry out the purposes of this Act with respect to research investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies related to the aging process and the diseases and other special problems and needs of the aged.
Directs the Secretary, in consultation with the Institute and such other appropriate advisory bodies as he may establish, to within one year after the effective date of this Act develop a plan for an aging research program designed to coordinate and promote research into the biological, medical, psychological, social, educational, and economic aspects of aging.
States that such plan shall be transmitted to the Congress and the President and shall set forth the staffing and funding requirements to carry out the program contained therein.
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Bill titles: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a National Institute on Aging.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 120-61, p. H3513;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov