S. 586 (111th): National Neurotechnology Initiative Act

Mar 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Patty Murray
Senator from Washington
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Mar 12, 2009
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1483 (Related)
National Neurotechnology Initiative Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2009


This bill was introduced on March 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 12, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2009
Full Title

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a National Neurotechnology Initiative, and for other purposes.


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National Neurotechnology Initiative Act - Defines "neurotechnology" to mean the science and technology that allows an individual to analyze, understand, treat, and heal the brain and nervous system.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a National Neurotechnology Initiative, under which the Secretary shall: (1) establish goals, priorities, and metrics for evaluation for federal neurotechnology research, development, and commercialization; (2) increase the investment in federal research, development, and translational programs in neurotechnology to achieve such goals; and (3) increase interagency coordination.
Requires the Secretary to establish the National Neurotechnology Coordination Office and the National Neurotechnology Advisory Council.
Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop the Blueprint for Neuroscience Research to: (1) identify pervasive challenges in neuroscience and any technological barriers to solving such challenges; and (2) support the development of new tools, training opportunities, and other resources to assist neuroscientists in basic and clinical research.
Directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to require the Directors of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and the Center for Devices and Radiological Health to improve the timelines of the review process for neurology and psychiatry.
Requires the Director of the National Neurotechnology Coordination Office to establish the American Neurotechnology Study Center.

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