S.3396 - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] (Introduced 07/18/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/18/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3396 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/18/2012)
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out a national campaign to increase public awareness and knowledge of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, including through: (1) the dissemination of information on the definition of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and on good neonatal care of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia patients, (2) outreach to minority populations regarding Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, and (3) the promotion of good prenatal care and ultrasound to detect Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in utero.
Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the amount of federal assistance provided for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia research at NIH to determine whether funding levels are adequate.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Director should consider allocating funds and other resources for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia research.