H.R.6478 - Access to America's Orthopedic Services Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] (Introduced 07/10/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Science and Technology|
|Latest Action:||07/14/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6478 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/10/2008)
Access to America's Orthopedic Services Act of 2008 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish criteria for accounting and reporting the effort expended by researchers on musculoskeletal research funded with certain grants.
Sets forth reporting requirements related to musculoskeletal health, including on: (1) research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); (2) federal programs and activities relating to musculoskeletal trauma care; (3) a standard unit for the measurement of bone mass under the Medicare program; (4) access to orthopedic services by certain federal health program beneficiaries; and (5) childhood musculoskeletal diseases, conditions, and injuries in the United States.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to establish the Transplantation Transmission Sentinel Network to track disease transmission from organ, tissue, or eye transplants.
Requires the Secretary to issue regulations relating to the accreditation of: (1) establishments engaged in the manufacture of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products; and (2) personnel who participate in related activities.
Requires the Secretary to conduct studies related to: (1) a national registry of artificial joint replacements in Medicare beneficiaries; (2) severe trauma to extremities resulting from motor vehicle crashes; (3) workplace-related musculoskeletal injuries and conditions; (4) funding available for graduate medical education in orthopedics; (5) methods for measuring bone mass in Medicare beneficiaries; and (6) aging in the United States.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) conduct a national public awareness program on musculoskeletal health; and (2) award grants for certain health and aging activities for seniors.
Provides for musculoskeletal diseases and conditions to be treated as a priority within the Office of Minority Health.