H.R. 1927 (111th): Assuring and Improving Cancer Treatment Education and Cancer Symptom Management Act of 2009

Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Steve Israel
Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district
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This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare Program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.


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42 cosponsors (34D, 8R) (show)

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Assuring and Improving Cancer Treatment Education and Cancer Symptom Management Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, to provide for Medicare coverage of comprehensive cancer patient treatment education services.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand, intensify, and coordinate programs for the conduct and support of research with respect to: (1) improving the treatment and management of symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment; and (2) evaluating the role of nursing interventions in the amelioration of such symptoms and side effects.
Requires the NIH Director to make nursing intervention research grants for studying cancer symptom management care and services delivered by registered nurses.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an arrangement under which the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences shall evaluate and report to the Secretary and Congress on the current state of symptom management, patient treatment education, and supportive care given to people with cancer.

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