Summary: S.1794 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/21/1979)

Reye's Syndrome Act of 1979 - Amends title XI of the Public Health Service Act (Genetic Disease, Hemophilia Programs, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) to authorize the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to establish, through the National Institute of Neurological, Communicative Disorders, and Stroke, the Reye's Syndrome Coordinating Committee to make grants to and enter into contracts with public and nonprofit private entities for a three-year project to establish two comprehensive Reye's syndrome diagnostic and treatment centers.

Includes among the duties of such centers: (1) the conduct of basic and clinical research; (2) the development of new and improved treatments; (3) the provision of physician training programs; and (4) informational services, with respect to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Reye's syndrome.

Directs the Secretary to submit a report to Congress within six months of the end of the project with respect to its accomplishments.

Authorizes the Committee to provide financial assistance to public agencies, nonprofit private entities, and individuals not associated with the centers, to conduct research on Reye's syndrome.