S.1657 - Kay Hagan Tick Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 05/23/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Committee Meetings:||10/31/19 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/05/2019 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 287. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1657 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/23/2019)
Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout Act or the TICK Act
This bill establishes the Office of Oversight and Coordination for Vector-Borne Diseases within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The office must develop a national strategy to address, and coordinate the federal response to, Lyme disease and other tick- and vector-borne diseases. The office must support research initiatives, tick- and disease-surveillance programs, and diagnostic-testing development, among other activities.
HHS must also award grants to support the establishment of Regional Centers of Excellence in Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must form cooperative agreements with state, local, and tribal health departments to address such diseases.