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S. 3115 (114th): Pediatric Research Improvement Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2016 (Introduced).


II

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3115

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Brown) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to a national pediatric research network.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pediatric Research Improvement Act of 2016.

2.

National Pediatric Research Network

Section 409D(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284h(d)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

by striking in consultation with the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and in collaboration with other appropriate national research institutes and national centers that carry out activities involving pediatric research and inserting in collaboration with the national research institutes and national centers that carry out activities involving pediatric research;

(B)

by striking subparagraph (B);

(C)

by striking may be comprised of, as appropriate and all that follows through the pediatric research consortia and inserting may be comprised of, as appropriate, the pediatric research consortia; and

(D)

by striking ; or at the end and inserting a period; and

(2)

in paragraph (1), paragraph (2)(A), the first sentence of paragraph (2)(E), and paragraph (4), by striking may each place it appears and inserting shall.