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Passed House amended (09/27/2000)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Establishment Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Requires the Director of the Institute to establish a National Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Program which shall include research and related technology assessments and development in biomedical imaging and bioengineering. Requires the Director, with respect to such Program, to prepare and transmit to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a plan to initiate, expand, intensify, and coordinate Institute biomedical imaging and bioengineering activities. Requires: (1) the consolidation and coordination of Institute biomedical imaging and bioengineering research and related activities with those of the NIH and other Federal agencies; and (2) the establishment of an Institute advisory council.

Authorizes: (1) appropriations for the Institute for FY 2001 through 2003; and (2) the transfer of appropriate NIH personnel and research facilities for Institute activities.