H.R.3790 - Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] (Introduced 01/18/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||01/20/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3790 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/18/2012)
Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, to provide for Medicare coverage of comprehensive cancer patient treatment education services.
Expresses the sense of Congress wih respect to continued support by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of symptom management and the role of nurses in providing those interventions.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the NIH Director to expand, intensify, and coordinate programs for the conduct and support of research with respect to: (1) improving the treatment and management of symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment, and (2) evaluating the role of nursing interventions in the amelioration of such symptoms and side effects.