H.R.5979 - Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] (Introduced 05/06/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||05/07/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5979 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/06/2008)
Stillbirth Awareness and Research Act of 2008 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) more states should enact legislation that allows the issuance of a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth; and (2) the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) should increase the allocation of funds and other resources for stillbirth research.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to establish and maintain a scientific registry of stillbirths in the United States, which shall include for each stillbirth information on the stillborn fetus and the mother's health and pregnancy as collected and submitted by states on the U.S. Standard Report of Fetal Death.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) provide for the development of a standard definition of stillbirth and a standard protocol for stillbirth data collection and surveillance; and (2) carry out a national campaign to increase public and state awareness of such definition and protocol and public awareness and knowledge of stillbirths.