Summary: H.R.762 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/10/2000)

Lupus Research and Care Amendments of 2000 - Title I: Research on Lupus - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to expand and intensify research and related activities of the Institute regarding lupus.

Requires the Director to: (1) coordinate such activities with similar activities conducted by other national research institutes and agencies of the National Institutes of Health; and (2) conduct or support research to expand the understanding of the causes of, and to find a cure for, lupus, including research to determine the reasons underlying the elevated prevalence of the disease among African-American and other women.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Delivery of Services Regarding Lupus - Mandates grants for the establishment, operation, and coordination of effective and cost-efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to individuals with lupus and their families. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) ensure that grant projects provide services for lupus diagnosis and disease management; and (2) integrate such projects with other grant programs carried out by the Secretary. Authorizes technical assistance. Authorizes appropriations.