Description: TO PASS S. 2830, PROVIDING FOR GREATER RESEARCH EFFORTS WITH REGARD TO DIABETES.
Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY)
National Diabetes Mellitus Research and Education Act - Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health to establish a National Commission on Diabetes within 60 days of enactment of this Act.
Directs the Commission to formulate a long-range plan to combat diabetes mellitus, which shall include a coordinated research program encompassing investgations, research, training, and collection of data useful in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes
Authorizes an appropriation of $1,000,000 to carry out such long-range plan.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to develop or substantially expand centers for research and training in diabetes mellitus and related endocrine and metabolic disorders. Authorizes appropriations of $8,000,000 for fiscal year 1975, $12,000,000 for fiscal year 1976, and $20,000,000 for fiscal year 1977 for such centers.
Directs the Director to establish a Diabetes Mellitus Coordinating Committee to coordinate the total National Institutes of Health and Federal health research activities relating to diabetes mellitus. Empowers the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to establish the position of Associate Director for Diabetes.
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Bill titles: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for greater and more effective efforts in research and public education with regard to diabetes mellitus.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 120-101, p. H6274;
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