A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes. Read More


This bill was introduced on Apr 26, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the ``Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012''.


The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. Sec. 3. Findings. TITLE I--DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING

Sec. 101. Amendment to the Public Health Service Act. Sec. 102. Elimination of prerequisite of direct appropriations for data collection and analysis. Sec. 103. Collection of race and ethnicity data by the Social Security Administration. Sec. 104. Revision of HIPAA claims standards. Sec. 105. National Center for Health Statistics. Sec. 106. Oversampling of Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians, or Pacific Islanders and other underrepresented groups in Federal health surveys. Sec. 107. Geo-access study. Sec. 108. Racial, ethnic, and linguistic data collected by the Federal Government. Sec. 109. Data collection and analysis grants to minority-serving institutions. Sec. 110. Standards for measuring sexual orientation and gender identity in collection of health data. Sec. 111. Optional collection of health data on immigrants and individuals in their households. Sec. 112. GAO study on compliance with existing FDA requirements to present drug and device safety and effectiveness data by sex, age, and racial and ethnic subgroups. Sec. 113. Improving health data regarding Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Sec. 114. Simplified administrative reporting requirement for nutrition assistance. TITLE...

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A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.

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