H.R.6163 - National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rodgers, Cathy McMorris [R-WA-5] (Introduced 07/19/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/20/2012 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.6163 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (09/20/2012)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.
This Act may be cited as the “National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2012”.
Section 409D of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284h; relating to the Pediatric Research Initiative) is amended—
(1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (f); and
(2) by inserting after
subsection (c) the following: “(1) NETWORK.—In
carrying out the Initiative, the Director of NIH, acting through the Director
of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development and in collaboration with other appropriate national research
institutes and national centers that carry out activities involving pediatric
research, may provide for the establishment of a National Pediatric Research
Network consisting of the pediatric research consortia receiving awards under
“(1) NETWORK.—In carrying out the Initiative, the Director of NIH, acting through the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and in collaboration with other appropriate national research institutes and national centers that carry out activities involving pediatric research, may provide for the establishment of a National Pediatric Research Network consisting of the pediatric research consortia receiving awards under paragraph (2).
“(i) for planning, establishing, or strengthening pediatric research consortia; and
“(I) basic, clinical, behavioral, or translational research to meet unmet needs for pediatric research; and
“(II) training researchers in pediatric research techniques.
“(i) each consortium receiving an award under subparagraph (A) conducts or supports at least one category of research described in subparagraph (A)(ii)(I) and collectively such consortia conduct or support all such categories of research; and
“(ii) one or more such consortia provide training described in subparagraph (A)(ii)(II).
“(C) NUMBER OF CONSORTIA.—The Director of NIH may make awards under this paragraph for not more than 20 pediatric research consortia.
“(i) be formed from a collaboration of cooperating institutions;
“(ii) be coordinated by a lead institution; and
“(iii) meet such requirements as may be prescribed by the Director of NIH.
“(E) SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT.—Any support received by a consortium under subparagraph (A) shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, other public or private support for activities authorized to be supported under this paragraph.
“(F) DURATION OF SUPPORT.—Support of a consortium under subparagraph (A) may be for a period of not to exceed 5 years. Such period may be extended by the Director of NIH for additional periods of not more than 5 years.
“(A) as appropriate, provide for the coordination of activities (including the exchange of information and regular communication) among the consortia established pursuant to paragraph (2); and
“(B) require the periodic preparation and submission to the Director of reports on the activities of each such consortium.
“(1) IN GENERAL.—In making awards under subsection (d)(2) for pediatric research consortia, the Director of NIH shall ensure that an appropriate number of such awards are awarded to such consortia that agree to—
“(A) focus primarily on pediatric rare diseases or conditions (including any such diseases or conditions that are genetic disorders (such as spinal muscular atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy) or are related to birth defects (such as Down syndrome and fragile X));
“(B) conduct or coordinate one or more multisite clinical trials of therapies for, or approaches to, the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of one or more pediatric rare diseases or conditions; and
“(C) rapidly and efficiently disseminate scientific findings resulting from such trials.
“(i) To distribute the scientific findings referred to in paragraph (1)(C).
“(ii) To provide assistance in the design and conduct of collaborative research projects and the management, analysis, and storage of data associated with such projects.
“(iii) To organize and conduct multisite monitoring activities.
“(iv) To provide assistance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the establishment or expansion of patient registries and other surveillance systems.
“(i) require the data coordinating center established under subparagraph (A) to provide regular reports to the Director of NIH and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on research conducted by consortia described in paragraph (1), including information on enrollment in clinical trials and the allocation of resources with respect to such research; and
“(ii) as appropriate, incorporate information reported under clause (i) into the Director’s biennial reports under section 403.”.
Passed the House of Representatives September 19, 2012.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|