H.R.6763 - COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 05/08/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Small Business; Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/08/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, Education and Labor, and Oversight and Reform, 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.6763 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/08/2020)
COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force Act of 2020
This bill establishes the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force within the Department of Health and Human Services and sets forth its duties and membership. The task force must provide reports and recommendations related to racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) response to Congress and relevant federal agencies.
First, the task force must report weekly on COVID-19 infections and patient outcomes with data disaggregated by race and ethnicity. The reports must also identify communities with high levels of racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 measures and recommend how to allocate health care and other resources to address these disparities. Second, the task force must report biweekly on the disbursement of federal COVID-19 relief funds and how to use any undisbursed funds to address racial and ethnic disparities. Lastly, the task force must submit a final report that describes factors that contributed to racial and ethnic disparities with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, with recommendations to address them in responses to future infectious disease outbreaks.
The task force terminates 90 days after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency . However, the bill permanently establishes a successor task force to address racial and ethnic disparities during future public health emergencies.