42 U.S. Code § 300b–13 - Interagency Coordinating Committee on Newborn and Child Screening

(a) Purpose
It is the purpose of this section to—
(1) assess existing activities and infrastructure, including activities on birth defects and developmental disabilities authorized under section 247b–4 of this title, in order to make recommendations for programs to collect, analyze, and make available data on the heritable disorders recommended by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children under section 300b–10 of this title, including data on the incidence and prevalence of, as well as poor health outcomes resulting from, such disorders; and
(2) make recommendations for the establishment of regional centers for the conduct of applied epidemiological research on effective interventions to promote the prevention of poor health outcomes resulting from such disorders as well as providing information and education to the public on such effective interventions.
(b) Establishment
The Secretary shall establish an Interagency Coordinating Committee on Newborn and Child Screening (referred to in this section as the “Interagency Coordinating Committee”) to carry out the purpose of this section.
(c) Composition
The Interagency Coordinating Committee shall be composed of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administrator, the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Director of the National Institutes of Health, or their designees.
(d) Activities
The Interagency Coordinating Committee shall—
(1) report to the Secretary and the appropriate committees of Congress on its recommendations related to the purpose described in subsection (a); and
(2) carry out other activities determined appropriate by the Secretary.
(e) Authorization of appropriations
For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2009, $1,012,500 for fiscal year 2010, $1,025,000 for fiscal year 2011, $1,037,500 for fiscal year 2012, and $1,050,000 for fiscal year 2013.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XI, § 1114, as added Pub. L. 110–204, § 6,Apr. 24, 2008, 122 Stat. 710; amended Pub. L. 110–237, § 1(a)(6),May 27, 2008, 122 Stat. 1557.)
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–237substituted “2009, $1,012,500 for fiscal year 2010, $1,025,000 for fiscal year 2011, $1,037,500 for fiscal year 2012, and $1,050,000 for fiscal year 2013.” for “2008, $1,012,500 for fiscal year 2009, $1,025,000 for fiscal year 2010, $1,037,500 for fiscal year 2011, and $1,050,000 for fiscal year 2012.”

 

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