H.R.1630 - To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include the Territory of Guam in the list of affected areas with respect to which claims relating to atmospheric nuclear testing shall be allowed, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] (Introduced 03/19/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/27/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1630 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/19/2009)
Amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include the Territory of Guam among the affected areas for which health claims relating to atmospheric nuclear testing are allowed.
Sets forth periods of required presence during testing periods for persons in Guam filing leukemia or specified disease claims.
Authorizes assistance for residents of Guam not otherwise covered, to be determined on a case-by-case basis by the National Cancer Institute.
Makes covered individuals eligible for the costs of screening, follow-up referrals, work-up diagnosis, and disease-specific treatment.
Directs the Health Resources and Services Administration to conduct an education program about the health risks of fallout exposure from the U.S. nuclear-weapons testing.