Summary: H.R.4770 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/09/1990)

Comprehensive Alzheimer's Assistance, Research, and Education Act of 1990 (CARE) - Title I: Amendments to the Public Health Service Act - Replaces provisions of the Public Health Service Act authorizing the establishment and operation of Alzheimer's Disease centers with provisions requiring the Director of the National Institute on Aging to make grants and enter into cooperative agreements for planning, establishing, or strengthening at least 15 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers to support any part of the full range of research and development from very basic to clinical.

Requires the Director to award center core grants or enter into cooperative agreements to support shared resources for categorical research.

Requires the Director to award grants or enter into cooperative agreements with entities receiving assistance under the Research Centers and center core provisions of this Act to assist in providing high-quality research and services at locations other than the Research Centers.

Requires the Director to make grants or enter into cooperative agreements to: (1) attract new or young investigators to careers involving research on biomedical, behavioral, and social aspects of Alzheimer's disease; and (2) develop institutional training programs emphasizing postdoctoral training and training of women and groups underrepresented in such research.

Authorizes appropriations for: (1) the grants and cooperative agreements above in this Act; and (2) under existing provisions, awards for leadership and excellence, research on services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their families, preparation and revision of a plan for certain research related to Alzheimer's disease, and dissemination of research results.

Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Commissioner on Aging, to make grants and enter into contracts for family support demonstration projects.

Authorizes the Director to make grants and enter into contracts for long-term care research with regard to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Authorizes the Secretary, through the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, the Administration on Aging, and the National Center for Nursing Research, to make grants and enter into contracts for research on methods for improving the delivery of supportive services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders.

Authorizes appropriations for family support demonstration projects, long-term care research, and supportive services delivery research.

Directs the Secretary to make competitive grants to States for State Alzheimer's disease programs, including medical, legal, educational, health care financing, and other aspects. Requires that 25 to 50 percent of a grant be used in any fiscal year for respite care. Limits grants to: (1) a minimum dollar amount; and (2) one-half of the costs of the research for which the grant is made. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretary, through the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), to make grants and enter into contracts for basic and clinical research with respect to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Amendments to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Services Research Act of 1986 - Amends the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Services Research Act of 1986 to require the Council on Alzheimer's Disease to make certain annual reports to the Congress and the public regarding matters related to Alzheimer's disease.

Authorizes appropriations for the establishment and operation, under existing provisions, of the Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease.

Requires grants under specified existing provisions for Alzheimer's research to focus on specialized care as well as on services. Requires the Director of the NIMH to submit a research plan to the Council annually. Modifies the research to be provided for in the plan. Authorizes appropriations to carry out the responsibilities of the NIMH relating to Alzheimer's disease under the Act.

Requires the Administrator of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research to submit a research plan to the Chairman of the Council annually. Authorizes appropriations to carry out the responsibilities of the Agency under the Act.

Replaces provisions requiring education programs for providers of care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease with provisions authorizing the Director of the National Institute on Aging to make grants: (1) on the basis of merit, for training programs and continuing education programs with respect to health care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders; and (2) for the development of curricula for the training programs and continuing education programs.

Requires the Director to establish the National Alzheimer's Education Program to: (1) provide coordination and leadership in the Federal education and promotion effort; (2) develop and distribute educational materials; (3) encourage and work with the media to provide information; (4) encourage and work with public and private efforts to develop models for education, training, and assistance programs; and (5) provide technical assistance.

Authorizes the Director to make grants for programs to educate health care providers and the families of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders on caring for such individuals, and on the availability of public and private sources of assistance.

Authorizes appropriations to carry out educational activities provisions of the Act.