S. 1183 (110th): Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act

Introduced:
Apr 23, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1727 (same title)
Passed House — Oct 15, 2007

Sponsor
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Senator from Iowa
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 03, 2007
Length
24 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1727 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 15, 2007

H.R. 446 (Related)
Christopher and Dana Reeve Quality of Life for Persons with Paralysis Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 12, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 25, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 23, 2007
Referred to Committee Apr 23, 2007
Reported by Committee Jul 25, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to enhance and further research into paralysis and to improve rehabilitation and the quality of life for persons living with paralysis and other physical disabilities, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
39 cosponsors (30D, 7R, 2I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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8/3/2007--Reported to Senate amended.
Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act –
Title I - Paralysis Research
Section 101 -
Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop mechanisms to coordinate NIH paralysis research and rehabilitation activities in order to further advance and avoid duplication of such activities.
Authorizes the Director to make grants for the cost of planning, establishing, improving, and providing basic operating support for consortia in paralysis research.
Requires the Director to designate each consortium funded as a Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Research Consortium. Authorizes such consortia to:
(1) conduct basic, translational, and clinical paralysis research;
(2) facilitate and enhance the dissemination of clinical and scientific findings; and
(3) replicate the findings of consortia members or other researchers for scientific and translational purposes.
Authorizes the Director to provide for a mechanism to educate and disseminate information on NIH paralysis programs and research activities, through which the Director can receive comments from the public.
Title II - Paralysis Rehabilitation Research and Care
Section 201 -
Requires the Director to award grants for multicenter networks of clinical sites that will collaborate to design clinical rehabilitation intervention protocols and measures of outcomes on forms of paralysis that result from central nervous system trauma, disorders, and/or stroke. Authorizes each network to: (1) focus on areas of key scientific concern, including improving functional mobility; and (2) replicate the findings of network members for scientific and translation purposes.
Title III - Improving Quality of Life for Persons with Paralysis and Other Physical Disabilities
Section 301 -
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) study the unique health challenges associated with paralysis and other physical disabilities; and
(2) carry out projects and interventions to improve the quality of life and long-term health status of persons with paralysis and other physical disabilities, including developing a national paralysis and physical disability quality of life action plan and establishing a population-based database that may be used for longitudinal and other research on paralysis and other disabling conditions.
Authorizes the Secretary to award grants to state and local health disability agencies to:
(1) establish a population-based database that may be used for longitudinal and other research on paralysis and other disabling conditions;
(2) develop comprehensive paralysis and other physical action plans and activities;
(3) assist state-based programs in collaborating with people with paralysis and other physical disabilities and their constituent organization;
(4) coordinate paralysis and physical disability activities with existing state-based disability and health programs;
(5) provide education and training opportunities and programs for health professionals and allied caregivers; and
(6) develop, test, evaluate, and replicate effective intervention programs to maintain or improve health and quality of life.
Allows the Secretary to award grants to private health and disability organizations to:
(1) disseminate information to the public;
(2) improve access to services for persons living with paralysis and other physical disabilities and their caregivers;
(3) test model intervention programs to improve health and quality of life; and
(4) coordinate existing services with state-based disability and health programs.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2011.

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