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Introduced in House (04/02/2003)

Servicemembers Health Protection Act of 2003 - Establishes in the Department of Health and Human Services the National Center for Military Deployment Health Research, headed by a Director, to: (1) conduct research on deployment-related health issues of members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families; and (2) serve as the national center for coordination of private and public research on those issues. Requires the Center to have an Advisory Committee on Military Deployment Health Research to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Center Director on all aspects of Center activities.

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and operate centers for research, education, and clinical activities related to post-deployment illnesses, designating such centers as National Centers for Military Post-Deployment Illness Research. Allows the designation of no more than 25 centers and requires geographical diversity of such centers. Requires the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a panel to assess the scientific and clinical merit of proposals submitted for center designation.