Summary: H.R.1563 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/16/2017)

Mary Jo Lawyer Spano Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to develop a patient registry to collect data on mesothelioma.

The agency must use the registry to:

  • enhance and expand infrastructure and activities for tracking the epidemiology of mesothelioma patients;
  • collect, consolidate, and report on health information on mesothelioma patients;
  • describe the incidence and prevalence of mesothelioma in the United States;
  • facilitate research on mesothelioma;
  • examine factors that may be associated with mesothelioma;
  • outline key demographic factors associated with mesothelioma; and
  • make information available to the public to facilitate and enhance research on, and the prevention and treatment of, mesothelioma.