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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 4, 2016.
Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise requirements for medical rehabilitation research.
The purpose of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) is revised to include coordination of research and research training.
The NCMRR must develop and periodically update a comprehensive research plan for medical rehabilitation research. Currently, this research plan is developed and updated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Prior to updating the research plan, the NCMRR must report on progress in achieving the goals and objectives described in the plan.
The Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee must periodically host a scientific conference or workshop on medical rehabilitation research.