H.R. 6594 (110th): James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2008

Jul 24, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 7174 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 27, 2008

Carolyn Maloney
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 24, 2008
91 pages
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H.R. 847 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Signed by the President
Jan 02, 2011

H.R. 7174 (Related)
James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 27, 2008


This bill was introduced on July 24, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 24, 2008
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2008
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, and for other purposes.


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73 cosponsors (61D, 12R) (show)

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James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health the World Trade Center Health Program (WTC program) to provide medical monitoring and treatment benefits to:
(1) eligible emergency responders and recovery and cleanup workers who responded to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; and
(2) residents and other building occupants and area workers who were directly impacted and adversely affected by such attacks.
Provides for cost-sharing with workers' compensation and health insurance plans, but not with eligible individuals.
Requires the WTC program administrator to:
(1) implement a quality assurance program;
(2) review the program's health care expenditures to detect fraudulent or duplicate billing and payment for inappropriate services;
(3) establish the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee;
(4) establish the WTC Responders Steering Committee and the WTC Community Program Steering Committee;
(5) institute a program that provides education and outreach on the existence and availability of services under the WTC program; and
(6) provide for the uniform collection of data related to WTC-related health conditions.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish similar programs with respect to the terrorist attack at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Requires the administrator to conduct or support research on physical and mental health conditions that may be related to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Requires the administrator to extend and expand arrangements with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide for the World Trade Center Health Registry. Authorizes the administrator to make grants to the Department to address mental health needs relating to the terrorist attacks.
Amends the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act to provide, under certain circumstances, for an extension of time for filing claims under the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001.

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