US HB2360 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 29-4)
Status: Introduced on May 4 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-05-05 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Concussion Awareness and Education Act of 2017 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: (1) establish and oversee a national system to accurately determine the incidence of sports-related concussions among youth, and (2) begin implementation of such system within one year of this bill's enactment. The data collected shall include: the incidence of sports related concussions in individuals 5 through 21 years of age; demographic information of the injured individuals; pre-existing conditions of the injured individuals; the concussion history of the injured individuals; the use of protective equipment and impact monitoring devices; the qualifications of personnel diagnosing the concussions; and the cause, nature, and extent of the concussive injury. The National Institutes of Health must conduct or support: research designed to inform the creation of guidelines for the management of short- and long-term sequelae of concussion in youth; research on the effects of concussions and repetitive head impacts on quality of life and the activities of daily living; research to identify predictors, and modifiers of outcomes, of concussions in youth; and research on age- and sex-related biomechanical determinants of injury risk for concussion in youth. The CDC shall develop and disseminate to the public information regarding concussions. The bill establishes a Concussion Research Commission, which shall study the programs and activities conducted pursuant to this bill and formulate systemic recommendations to increase knowledge about, and change the culture surrounding, concussions.

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Title

Concussion Awareness and Education Act of 2017

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-05-05HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2017-05-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2017-05-04HouseIntroduced in House

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