S.1143 - Hepatitis C Epidemic Control and Prevention Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hutchison, Kay Bailey [R-TX] (Introduced 05/23/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/23/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7142-7144) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1143 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Hepatitis C Epidemic Control and Prevention Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and implement a plan for the prevention, control, and management of hepatitis C virus (HCV), which shall include strategies for education and training, surveillance and early detection, and research. Requires the Secretary to conduct a biennial assessment of the plan.
Introduced in Senate (05/23/2003)
Directs the Secretary to support the development of voluntary State, local, and tribal HCV testing programs and counseling. Provides for the vaccination of individuals infected with HCV against hepatitis A and B and other infectious diseases.
Directs the Secretary to support the establishment and maintenance of HCV surveillance databases and to establish and support a Hepatitis C Clinical Research Network.
Allows the Secretary to award grants to States, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes, or non-profit entities that have special expertise relating to HCV, to carry out activities under this Act.
Directs the Director of the National Institutes of Health to establish a Liver Disease Research Advisory Board.