Summary: H.R.4734 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/23/2000)

Military Deployment Health Research Act of 2000 - Title I: National Center for Military Deployment Health Research - Establishes the National Center for Military Deployment Health Research to coordinate and conduct private and public research on deployment-related health issues of members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families. Requires the Center to report to the Military and Veterans Health Coordinating Board, established by prior presidential directive. Requires the Research Working Group of such Board to be disestablished, and their functions assumed by the Center. Establishes a Center Governing Board. Requires the Center's research activities to include Federal research programs as well as Center-initiated research. Requires an annual Center activities report from the Governing Board to Congress.

Title II: Centers for Research on Post-Deployment Illnesses in Department of Veterans Affairs - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and operate centers for research, education, and clinical activities related to post-deployment illnesses, designating such centers as National Centers for Military Post-Deployment Illness Research. Defines a "post-deployment illness" as one having an association or relation to a military mission, including a peacekeeping mission. Allows the designation of no more than 25 centers, and requires geographical diversity of such centers. Requires the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a peer review panel to assess the scientific and clinical merit of proposals submitted for center designation.

Authorizes appropriations.