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Reported to House without amendment (06/26/2002)

Rare Diseases Act of 2002 - Amends the Pubic Health Service Act to: (1) establish an Office of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health; and (2) provide for rare disease regional centers of excellence. Sets forth the duties of such Office and regional centers, including research and educational duties. Defines rare disease as any disease or condition affecting fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States. Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 through 2006.