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Public Law 108-362
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''.
SEC. 2. ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION CERTIFICATION.
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).''.
SEC. 3. ANNUAL ASSESSMENT ON PANCREATIC ISLET CELL TRANSPLANTATION.
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.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3858 (S. 518):
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).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
Oct. 5, considered and passed House.
Oct. 8, considered and passed Senate.
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