H.R. 1448 (112th): Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act of 2011

Apr 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Tammy Baldwin
Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 08, 2011
59 pages

This bill was introduced on April 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 08, 2011
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders, and for other purposes.


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28 cosponsors (28D) (show)

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Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to take certain actions regarding eating disorder research, including to:
(1) implement a scientifically justified budget for research on eating disorders;
(2) coordinate and evaluate NIH research activities and programs;
(3) expand NIH research on eating disorders;
(4) establish a task force on eating disorder research; and
(5) provide for centers of excellence for research on eating disorders.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to: (1) provide for the collection, analysis, and reporting of epidemiological data on eating disorders; (2) establish a Center of Eating Disorders Epidemiology to collect and analyze information on eating disorders; and (3) establish a CDC clearinghouse for the collection and storage of data generated under this Act.
Sets forth provisions providing for education and training on eating disorders, including requirements for: (1) developing and implementing a training program for health professionals on eating disorders; (2) establishing the Task Force on Eating Disorders Prevention in Educational Institutions to develop and provide training on eating disorders identification and prevention for students, faculty, coaches, and staff in schools; and (3) conducting public service announcements.
Amends the PHSA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code to require a group health plan that provides medical and surgical benefits to also provide coverage for eating disorders. Applies such requirement to coverage offered in the individual market and coverage offered under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program.
Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to expand coverage for eating disorders.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to award grants for patient advocacy to help individuals with eating disorders obtain adequate health care services and insurance coverage.

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