H.R.2179 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish traumatic brain injury centers.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] (Introduced 05/03/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/08/2007 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.2179 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/03/2007)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) establish and operate centers for traumatic brain injury (TBI) research, education, and clinical activities; (2) ensure the geographic distribution of such centers; and (3) designate no more than five centers.
Requires the: (1) official within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) responsible for TBI care to establish a peer review panel to assess the scientific and clinical merit of proposals submitted for the designation of such centers; and (2) Under Secretary of Health to ensure the dissemination throughout the VHA of information produced through the research, education, and clinical activities of the centers.