Summary: S.2539 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 113-196 (11/26/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on July 23, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2019 traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention and surveillance or registry programs.

(Sec. 3) Reauthorizes through FY2019 the programs of grants to states and Indian consortia for TBI services, and protection and advocacy systems to provide services to individuals with TBI.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a plan for the improved coordination of federal activities with respect to TBI that will:

  • review interagency coordination efforts;
  • identify areas for improved coordination between federal agencies and programs, including those with a focus on serving individuals with disabilities;
  • identify adopted recommendations from the report on development and improvement of TBI diagnostic tools and treatments and describe plans to address each recommendation that has not been adopted; and
  • incorporate feedback from stakeholders, including individuals with TBI and their caregivers.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to review the scientific evidence related to brain injury management in children and identify opportunities for research.