Summary: S.1515 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/27/2000)

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000 - Amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to revise eligibility requirements for claims relating to: (1) atmospheric nuclear testing and leukemia; (2) uranium mining as it pertains to individuals employed in the transport of uranium ore or vanadium-uranium ore and additional designated eligible State sites; (3) written documentation of pertinent diagnoses; (4) determination and payment of claims; (5) application of Native American law and Native American considerations to claims; and (6) resubmittal of previously denied claims.

Revises the limitations on attorney fees for services rendered in connection with a claim. Replaces the current ten percent maximum fee with an applicable percentage consisting of: (1) two percent for the filing of an initial claim; and (2) ten percent for any claim with respect to which a representative has made a services contract before enactment of this Act, or for any resubmittal of a denied claim.

Directs the General Accounting Office to submit periodically detailed status reports to Congress.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a program of grants (including grants through the Indian Health Service) to certain Federal, State, or local medical centers, or nonprofit organizations for education, prevention, and early detection of radiogenic cancers and diseases.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1999 through 2009.