Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Passed Senate amended (08/04/1990)

Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, to make grants to States, on the basis of an established competitive review process, with regard to breast and cervical cancers, for screening, referrals and follow-up services, public information and education programs, education and training for health professionals, quality monitoring of screening, and evaluations of such activities. Requires matching non-Federal funds in a specified ratio.

Requires that States agree to: (1) provide all of certain services by a specified date; (2) switch to any improved screening procedures which become available; and (3) assure the quality of any screening procedures used.

Directs the Secretary to establish guidelines for assuring the quality of mammography and cytological screening conducted under these provisions.

Requires that low-income women be given priority in the provision of services. Requires that a charge for services, if any: (1) be made according to a public schedule; (2) be adjusted for income of the women involved; and (3) not be imposed on women with an income below the poverty line. Requires services to be provided throughout a State, including to members of any Indian tribe or tribal organization. Requires that the services and activities funded through the State grant be coordinated with other Federal, State, and local breast and cervical cancer programs. Prohibits using grant funds for inpatient services.

States that the description of an intended use of grant funds must provide assurances that they will be used in the most cost-effective manner.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide training and technical assistance. Directs the Secretary to provide for annual evaluations of programs carried out under this Act, and to report on them to specified congressional committees.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1991 through 1993.