Summary: H.R.3121 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/22/1993)

Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1993 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, to conduct a study concerning traumatic brain injury. Requires the study to seek to: (1) identify common therapeutic interventions which are used for the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries; and (2) develop practice guidelines for the rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to conduct studies concerning traumatic brain injury and establish a uniform reporting system. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to cooperate with, and provide assistance to, public and private nonprofit entities to reduce the incidence of traumatic brain injury through the establishment and effectuation of prevention projects. Authorizes the Secretary to award grants to State and local entities, and to public or nonprofit private entities, to support: (1) special prevention and public awareness initiative projects; (2) model traumatic brain injury prevention, research, and support programs; (3) projects that study the service needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury; and (4) projects involving grants for services coordination. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to provide assistance to public and private nonprofit entities to support the conduct of basic and applied research concerning traumatic brain injury, especially with respect to the biomechanics of brain injury. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to award grants to States for the establishment of programs related to traumatic brain injury. Authorizes appropriations.

Designates October 1993 as National Head Injury Month.