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Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Research, Education, and Assistance Act of 1994

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion and coordination of research concerning Parkinson's disease and related disorders, and to improve care and assistance for its victims and their family caregivers, and for other purposes.

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07/19/1994Introduced in House

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08/01/1994Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/19/1994Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/19/1994Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Energy and Commerce07/19/1994 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment08/01/1994 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/19/1994)

Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Research, Education, and Assistance Act of 1994 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health to establish a council to coordinate Parkinson's research activities.

Directs: (1) the council to convene a National Consensus Conference on Parkinson's Disease and Related Neuro-degenerative Disorders to aid in the development of a broad-based strategy for identifying the cause of and treating such disorders; and (2) the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and annually submit to specified congressional committees a coordinated research agenda and to provide for the establishment of ten Parkinson's Research Centers.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) award feasibility study grants to support the development of preliminary data sufficient to provide the basis for the submission of applications for independent research support grants or establishment of a Center; and (2) award grants to appropriate institutions for the provision of training and continuing education concerning health and long-term care of individuals with Parkinson's.

Directs the Secretary to establish: (1) a grant program to support scientists who have distinguished themselves in the field of Parkinson's research; (2) a registry for screening and collecting patient and family data that may be useful in determining incidence and possible risk factors concerning Parkinson's; and (3) a national education program designed to foster a national focus on Parkinson's and the care of those with Parkinson's.

Sets forth application requirements. Authorizes appropriations.