There is one summary for H.R.3578. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/16/1977)

National Vitiligo Control Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to carry out a program to develop information and educational materials relating to the skin disease known as vitiligo and to distribute such information and materials to persons providing health care and to the general public.

States that the Secretary may carry out such program through grants to or contracts with public and nonprofit public entities.

Authorizes the Secretary to make such grants, and enter into contracts with such entities and with individuals for projects for: (1) research and research training in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of vitiligo; and (2) the development of programs to educate the public concerning the nature and inheritance of the disease.

States that participation by any person in any program under this Act shall be wholly voluntary.

Sets forth requirements for applicants of grants under this Act, including the requirement that all test results, medical records, and other information regarding treatment of any person treated in connection with a project assisted under this Act shall be kept confidential, unless such person consents to the release of such information.

Requires the Secretary to annually prepare and submit to the President for transmittal to Congress a comprehensive report on the administration of this Act.