S.491 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease Act 108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 02/27/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||02/27/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.491 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Act - Requires the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to expand activities addressing inflammatory bowel disease, emphasizing genetic, animal model, and clinical research.
Introduced in Senate (02/27/2003)
Requires the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish a national program of prevention and epidemiology concerning such disease, addressing its prevalence and public and professional awareness.
Directs the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science to study public and private insurance standards for coverage of inflammatory bowel therapies.
Directs the General Accounting Office to study problems inflammatory bowel disease patients have applying for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act.