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senate Bill S. 3703

Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act

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      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedAugust 4th, 2010

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act

Official Title

A bill to expand the research, prevention, and awareness activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health with respect to pulmonary fibrosis, and for other purposes.


Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to: (1) establish the National Pulmonary Fibrosis Advisory Board; (2) develop a system to collect data on pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases; and (3) establish the National PF Registry. Requires the Secretary, in developing the Registry, to: (1) expand and coordinate existing data and surveillance systems, surveys, registries, and other federal public health and environmental infrastructure; and (2) provide for research access to pulmonary fibrosis data. Directs the Secretary to ensure that epidemiological and other types of information are made available to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the Director of CDC to prepare the National Pulmonary Fibrosis Education and Awareness Plan, which shall: (1) focus on strategies to increase public education and awareness of pulmonary fibrosis; (2) address the need for new physician education strategies to improve diagnosis and treatment standards; and (3) assess and monitor the costs of pulmonary fibrosis and its burden on patients and families. Encourages the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to expand, intensify, and coordinate Institute pulmonary fibrosis research activities.

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