Senate Bill S.1503https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1503
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Lyme and Tick-Borne
Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act of 2015
Introduced in Senate (06/04/2015)
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee to advise HHS on how to: (1) ensure coordination with other federal agencies, private organizations, and constituency groups regarding efforts to address Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases; (2) ensure that a broad spectrum of scientific viewpoints is considered in public health policy decisions and that information disseminated to the public and physicians is based on the best available science; and (3) advise federal agencies on priorities related to tick-borne diseases.
HHS must coordinate federal activities related to tick-borne diseases and conduct or support activities related to tick-borne diseases, including:
· developing diagnostic tools and tests,
· improving the efficient utilization of diagnostic tests,
· surveillance and reporting,
· providing and promoting access to a clearinghouse of information,
· increasing public education,
· creating a physician education program on the latest research and treatment options for Lyme disease,
· research on tick repellents and strategies for the control of ticks,
· exploring the potential for vaccines,
· establishing epidemiological research objectives, and
· determining the effectiveness of different treatments.
HHS must report on scientific conferences that cost the federal government more than $100,000 and address tick-borne diseases.
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