S.2966 - Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 11/20/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/20/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2966 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/20/2014)
Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act of 2014 - Requires studies on critical care health services by the Institute of Medicine and the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Directs HHS to establish the Critical Care Coordinating Working Group within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to: (1) advance research and research training in the critical care setting across NIH and HHS; (2) coordinate funding opportunities that involve multiple components of HHS; (3) catalyze the development of new funding opportunities; (4) inform investigators about funding opportunities; (5) represent NIH in government-wide efforts to improve the critical care system; (6) coordinate the collection and analysis of information on NIH research relating to critical care and identify gaps in this research; (7) report annually to the Director of NIH on NIH research efforts relating to critical care; and (8) make recommendations on how to strengthen partnerships within NIH and HHS and public and private entities to expand collaborative, cross-cutting research.
Requires HHS to carry out a demonstration project to improve the quality and efficiency of critical care in acute care hospitals.