H.R.7274 - ConTACT Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] (Introduced 11/19/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||11/20/2008 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.7274 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/19/2008)
Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act of 2008 or the ConTACT Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make grants to states for: (1) establishing, disseminating, and ensuring the implementation by schools of concussion management guidelines with respect to the prevention, identification, treatment, and management of sports-related concussions in student athletes, including standards for student athletes to return to play after a concussion; and (2) funding implementation by schools of computerized preseason baseline and post-injury neuropsychological testing for student athletes. Directs states to utilize, to the extent practicable, applicable expertise and services offered by local chapters of national brain injury organizations.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director, to convene a conference of medical, athletic, and educational stakeholders to establish model concussion management guidelines with respect to student athletes.