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Public Law 108-362
108th Congress

                                 An Act

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the supply of 
     pancreatic islet cells for research, and to provide for better 
     coordination of Federal efforts and information on islet cell 
        transplantation. <<NOTE: Oct. 25, 2004 -  [H.R. 3858]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Pancreatic Islet 
Cell Transplantation Act of 2004.>> 

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 201 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation 
Act of 2004''.


    Section 371 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 273) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Pancreata procured by an organ procurement organization and 
used for islet cell transplantation or research shall be counted for 
purposes of certification or recertification under subsection (b).''.


    Section 429 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 285c-3) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  In each annual report prepared by the 
Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee pursuant to 
subsection (c), the Committee shall include an assessment of the Federal 
activities and programs related to pancreatic islet cell 
transplantation. Such assessment shall, at a minimum, address the 
            ``(1) The adequacy of Federal funding for taking advantage 
        of scientific opportunities relating to pancreatic islet cell 
            ``(2) Current policies and regulations affecting the supply 
        of pancreata for islet cell transplantation.
            ``(3) The effect of xenotransplantation on advancing 
        pancreatic islet cell transplantation.
            ``(4) The effect of United Network for Organ Sharing 
        policies regarding pancreas retrieval and islet cell 
            ``(5) The existing mechanisms to collect and coordinate 
        outcomes data from existing islet cell transplantation trials.
            ``(6) Implementation of multiagency clinical investigations 
        of pancreatic islet cell transplantation.

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            ``(7) Recommendations for such legislation and 
        administrative actions as the Committee considers appropriate to 
        increase the supply of pancreata available for islet cell 

    Approved October 25, 2004.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 108-726 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 108-387 accompanying S. 518 (Comm. on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions).
            Oct. 5, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 8, considered and passed Senate.


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