S.908: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and implement a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT, a vascular genetic bleeding disorder that causes abnormalities of the blood vessels) initiative to assist in coordinating activities to improve early detection, screening, and treatment of people who suffer from HHT, focusing on advancing research on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of HHT and increasing physician and public awareness of HHT.

Directs the Secretary to establish the HHT Coordinating Committee to develop and coordinate implementation of a plan to advance research and understanding of HHT, including by: (1) conducting or supporting research across relevant National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutes, and (2) conducting evaluations and making recommendations regarding the prioritization and award of NIH research ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.