H.R.944 - Training and Research in Urology Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-2] (Introduced 02/17/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/14/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.944 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/17/2005)
Training and Research in Urology Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to separate the research and training on urologic diseases from that of kidney and hematologic diseases.
Replaces the Division Director for Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases with a Division Director for Urologic Diseases and a Division Director for Kidney and Hematologic Diseases. Requires the Director of the Institute to: (1) give particular attention to supporting research and training programs geared to the needs of urology residents and fellows; and (2) submit to Congress a national urologic research plan and review such plan every three years.
Replaces the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Data System, the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, and the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Advisory Board with separate data systems, information clearinghouses, and advisory boards for kidney diseases and urologic diseases. Replaces the Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases Interagency Coordinating Committee and the Institute's advisory panel subcommittee on kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases with separate coordinating committees and subcommittees for: (1) kidney and hematologic diseases; and (2) urologic diseases.
Requires at least 15 of the centers developed for research in kidney and urologic diseases under the Public Health Service Act to focus exclusively on urologic diseases.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a loan repayment program for urology research.