Summary: H.R.5633 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5633. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/10/2002)

Federal Asthma Assessment and State Tracking Act of 2002 - Amends the Head Start Act to authorize early Head Start and Head Start programs to carry out asthma screening programs.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to local educational agencies for asthma screening programs for public school children.

Amends the Social Security Act to state that nothing under such Act or other law shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting Medicaid or school-based assistance for children receiving asthma screening tests.

Requires the Secretary to develop, in conjunction with State medicaid programs under the Social Security Act, a demonstration program for model asthma treatment centers. Directs that the centers be based on the treatment models developed by the Inner City Asthma Program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Directs the Secretary to give priority in developing the program to communities where the prevalence of uncontrolled asthma is high.