Summary: S.2857 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/27/1990)

National Institutes of Health Amendments of 1990 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a nonprofit corporation, known as the National Foundation for Biomedical Research and not, subject to exception, an agency of the Government. Requires the Foundation to establish a fund to provide endowments for positions at the National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research and to recruit scientists to hold such positions. Authorizes appropriations, prohibiting amounts appropriated from being provided to the fund.

Establishes in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research to conduct and support: (1) research and research training; (2) dissemination of information; and (3) other programs with respect to the rehabilitation of individuals with physical disabilities resulting from diseases or disorders of any physiological system. Authorizes the Director of the Center to make grants and enter into cooperative agreements and contracts.

Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health to establish the Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee and the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research. Requires the coordinating committee and the advisory board to develop a comprehensive plan for the conduct and support of medical rehabilitation research.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the heads of other Federal agencies to jointly review the programs being carried out by each such official with respect to medical rehabilitation research and enter into agreements for preventing duplication.