H.R.5790 - Colorectal Cancer Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] (Introduced 07/13/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||08/01/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5790 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/13/2006)
Colorectal Cancer Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make grants to public and private entities for demonstrations projects to: (1) provide colorectal cancer screenings to individuals who are 50 years of age or older or at high risk for such cancer; (2) provide case management and referrals for medical treatment to individuals screened; (3) ensure the provision of cancer care to individuals screened; (4) improve the education, training, and skills of health professionals in the detection and control of colorectal cancer; (5) evaluate the projects through appropriate surveillance or program monitoring activities; (6) develop and disseminate findings derived through such evaluations and the collection of data on outcomes; and (7) promote the benefits of receiving screenings through the projects. Requires applicants to give priority to low-income individuals who lack colorectal cancer coverage under health insurance and health plans.
Requires the Secretary to give special consideration to applicants currently receiving grants for preventive health programs for breast or cervical cancers or prostate cancer.