H.R.6070 - Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] (Introduced 09/14/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/25/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.6070 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/14/2006)
Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Act - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and implement a public information and educational campaign to inform the public, new parents, child care providers, and other care givers of young children about: (1) brain injuries and other harmful effects that may result from shaking infants and children under five years of age; and (2) healthy strategies to cope with a crying baby and related frustrations. Directs that such campaign include dissemination of effective prevention practices and techniques to parents, care givers, maternity hospitals, child care centers, organizations providing prenatal and postnatal care, and organizations providing parenting education and support services.
Requires the Secretary to establish biannual meetings with Shaken Baby Syndrome advocacy groups, parenting support communities, organizations involved in child protection and child maltreatment prevention, and other federal and state agencies involved in prevention activities. Directs the Secretary and such entities to provide support for the parents of surviving children who suffer serious brain injuries as the result of shaking.