Summary: S.1062 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1062. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (06/19/2001)

The Donor Outreach, Network, and Timely Exchange Act, or the DONATE Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, to establish a National Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Resource Center which shall: (1) advance the development of, and information access and exchange between, State donor registries; (2) develop registry guidelines; and (3) maintain a registry clearinghouse.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) provide grants for State organ and tissue donor registries; (2) establish a State registry advisory task force; (3) establish an organ donation public awareness program; and (4) contract with the Institute of Medicine to evaluate successful organ procurement agency practices.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide grants for living organ donation expenses.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to design and strike a congressional medal to commemorate organ donors and their families.

Amends the Act to authorize the Secretary to award grants for coordination of hospital organ donation activities.