H.R.6585 - Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 04/21/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/21/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6585 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/21/2020)
Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID-19 Act
This bill establishes the Commission on Ensuring Health Equity During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and adds reporting requirements for certain demographic data related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).
Among other activities, the commission must (1) determine approaches to using data to reduce demographic disparities in COVID-19 prevalence and outcomes, and (2) submit findings and recommendations to Congress on a specified timeline until the end of the public health emergency.
During the public health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must publish, and update daily, data on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and outcomes that is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and other demographic characteristics on the CDC website. In addition, the Indian Health Service shall consult with tribes with respect to COVID-19 data collection and reporting. The Department of Health and Human Services must make a summary of final statistics related to COVID-19 publicly available and report specified information to Congress within 60 days of the end of the public health emergency.