(a)The Director of the Institute shall establish a National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Data System for the collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and dissemination of data derived from patient populations with disorders of hearing or other communication processes, including where possible, data involving general populations for the purpose of identifying individuals at risk of developing such disorders.
(b)The Director of the Institute shall establish a National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse to facilitate and enhance, through the effective dissemination of information, knowledge and understanding of disorders of hearing and other communication processes by health professionals, patients, industry, and the public.
1988—Pub. L. 100–690amended this section to read as if the amendments made by Pub. L. 100–607, which enacted this section, had not been enacted. See Codification note above.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 100–690, see section 2613(b)(1) ofPub. L. 100–690, set out as an Effect of Enactment of Similar Provisions note under section
285m of this title.
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