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S. 2002: National Institutes of Health Director Protection Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 10, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2002

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 10, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To provide that any termination of a director of a national research institute or national center of the National Institutes of Health be on the basis of malfeasance, neglect of office, or incapacity only.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Institutes of Health Director Protection Act.

2.

Removal of directors of the national research institute or national center of the NIH

Section 405(a)(2)(E) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284(a)(2)(E)) is amended—

(1)

in the subparagraph heading, by striking Rule of construction and inserting Termination for cause; and

(2)

by inserting , except that any such termination may be made only on the basis of malfeasance by, neglect of office by, or incapacity of the director before the period.