Summary

9/25/2013--Passed Senate amended. Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act or PREEMIE Reauthorization Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Prematurity Research Expansion... Read More

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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Nov 27, 2013.

Bill Text

A BILL

To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act'' or the ``PREEMIE Reauthorization Act''.

SEC. 2. RESEARCH AND ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.

(a) Epidemiological Studies.--Section 3 of the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (42 U.S.C. 247b-4f) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following: ``(b) Studies and Activities on Preterm Birth.-- ``(1) In general.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may, subject to the availability of appropriations-- ``(A) conduct epidemiological studies on the clinical, biological, social, environmental, genetic, and behavioral factors relating to prematurity, as appropriate; ``(B) conduct activities to improve national data to facilitate tracking the burden of preterm birth; and ``(C) continue efforts to prevent preterm birth, including late preterm birth, through the identification of opportunities for prevention and the assessment of the impact of such efforts. ``(2) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers...

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This bill calls for the NIH to direct disease-specific research. We would prefer to let scientists determine the best course of action with their research, and to win grants based on exemplary, peer-reviewed applications. Furthermore, the directives in this bill would restrict funds for investigator-initiated research and would represent Congressional micromanagement of NIH-funded research.

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I oppose S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act because it represents another opportunity to create a cumbersome and costly bureaurocracy. This proposed measure focuses on a small proportion of the population. While premature births may be a problem for some individuals, this proposed bill would offer an undue amount of attention to it at a cost to other, more serious birth problems. Should this measure come up for a vote, please oppose it. Thanks.

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JaneL
WA-10
1 year ago

I oppose S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act because...although I am a grand-father to a newly delivered premature baby and appreciate the idea, I believe that people and organizations should concentrate on their area of expertise: let scientists be in charge of science, judges focus on laws not politics, and doctors be allowed to practice medicine. Scientists should be allowed to award grants to viable, scientific research not politicians.

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NC
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MikWats
NC-11
1 year ago

I oppose S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act because I am opposed to addition spending until the economy improves.

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FL
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Anonymous491228
FL-27
1 year ago

I oppose S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act. Scientists will continue to provide scientific information to the public, not Uncle Sam.

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NY
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W3Watching
NY-20
1 year ago

I oppose S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act because this is for the doctors and scientists to determine, not the government. This is another example of government wasting time on issues that they have no business being involved in.

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FriendsLake
NY-20
1 year ago

I oppose S. 252: PREEMIE Reauthorization Act because...we are in debt. let private charity fund this. spending is out of control.

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Anonymous1172260
VA-10
1 year ago

Bill Summary

9/25/2013--Passed Senate amended. Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act or PREEMIE Reauthorization Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act to revise and reauthorize requirements for research on prematurity and preterm births. Authorizes the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: (1) conduct epidemiological studies (as currently required) on the clinical, biological, social, environmental, genetic, and behavioral factors related to prematurity, as appropriate; (2) conduct activities to improve national data to facilitate tracking preterm births; and (3) continue efforts to prevent preterm birth through the identification of opportunities for prevention and the assessment of their impact. (Sec. 3) Requires the Director of the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth to give preference in awarding grants to an eligible entity that proposes to use the grant funds to develop plans for, or to establish, telehealth networks that provide prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies. Revises and reauthorizes through FY2017 the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct demonstration projects related to preterm births. Includes as activities under such projects programs to test and evaluate various strategies to provide information and education to health care providers and the public on: (1) the core risk factors for preterm labor and delivery, medically indicated deliveries before full term, (2) the importance of preconception and prenatal care, (3) treatments and outcomes for premature infants, (4) meeting the informational needs of families during the stay of an infant in a neonatal intensive care unit, and (5) utilization of evidence-based strategies to prevent birth injuries. Authorizes as additional activities under such projects the establishment of programs to increase the availability, awareness, and use of pregnancy and post-term information services that provide evidence-based, clinical information through counselors, community outreach efforts, electronic or telephonic communication, or other appropriate means regarding causes associated with prematurity, birth defects, or health risks to a post-term infant. (Sec. 4) Repeals establishment of the Interagency Coordinating Council on Prematurity and Low Birthweight. Authorizes the Secretary to establish the Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. Directs the Advisory Committee (or an existing advisory committee designated by the Secretary) to develop, and periodically review and revise, a plan for conducting and supporting research, education, and programs on preterm birth through HHS. Requires the Secretary to designate an appropriate agency within HHS to coordinate existing studies and report to the Secretary and Congress on hospital readmissions of preterm infants.

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