All Information (Except Text) for S.307 - ConTACT Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 01/29/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/29/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
ConTACT Act of 2015
Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act of 2015
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
A bill to amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment and implementation of guidelines on best practices for diagnosis, treatment, and management of mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) in school-aged children, and for other purposes.
Actions Overview (1)
|01/29/2015||Introduced in Senate|
01/29/2015 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/29/2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
Action By: Senate
01/29/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
|Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]||03/09/2015|
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|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||01/29/2015||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Child health
- Congressional oversight
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Elementary and secondary education
- Health programs administration and funding
- Health promotion and preventive care
- Medical tests and diagnostic methods
- Neurological disorders
- School athletics
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/29/2015)
Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act of 2015 or the ConTACT Act of 2015
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish guidelines for states on the implementation of best practices for diagnosis, treatment, and management of mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) in school-aged children, including best practices relating to student athletes returning to play after an MTBI.
Requires the Pediatric MTBI Guideline Expert Panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a final report on best practices by July 31, 2015.
Authorizes HHS to make grants to states to: (1) adopt, disseminate, and ensure schools implement the guidelines; and (2) ensure elementary and secondary schools implement computerized preseason baseline and post-injury neuropsychological testing for student athletes.
Directs HHS to require states receiving grants to utilize, to the extent practicable, applicable expertise and services offered by local chapters of national brain injury organizations.