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  1st Session
                                S. 1243


                                 AN ACT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the 
               prostate cancer preventive health program.

    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 ``Prostate Cancer Research and 
Prevention Act''.


    (a) Preventive Health Measures.--Section 317D of the Public Health 
Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b-5) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:
    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary, acting through the Director of 
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may make grants to 
States and local health departments for the purpose of enabling such 
States and departments to carry out programs that may include the 
            ``(1) To identify factors that influence the attitudes or 
        levels of awareness of men and health care practitioners 
        regarding screening for prostate cancer.
            ``(2) To evaluate, in consultation with the Agency for 
        Health Care Policy and Research and the National Institutes of 
        Health, the effectiveness of screening strategies for prostate 
            ``(3) To identify, in consultation with the Agency for 
        Health Care Policy and Research, issues related to the quality 
        of life for men after prostrate cancer screening and followup.
            ``(4) To develop and disseminate public information and 
        education programs for prostate cancer, including appropriate 
        messages about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer 
        screening for the general public, health care providers, policy 
        makers and other appropriate individuals.
            ``(5) To improve surveillance for prostate cancer.
            ``(6) To address the needs of underserved and minority 
        populations regarding prostate cancer.
            ``(7) Upon a determination by the Secretary, who shall take 
        into consideration recommendations by the United States 
        Preventive Services Task Force and shall seek input, where 
        appropriate, from professional societies and other private and 
        public entities, that there is sufficient consensus on the 
        effectiveness of prostate cancer screening--
                    ``(A) to screen men for prostate cancer as a 
                preventive health measure;
                    ``(B) to provide appropriate referrals for the 
                medical treatment of men who have been screened under 
                subparagraph (A) and to ensure, to the extent 
                practicable, the provision of appropriate followup 
                services and support services such as case management;
                    ``(C) to establish mechanisms through which State 
                and local health departments can monitor the quality of 
                screening procedures for prostate cancer, including the 
                interpretation of such procedures; and
                    ``(D) to improve, in consultation with the Health 
                Resources and Services Administration, the education, 
                training, and skills of health practitioners (including 
                appropriate allied health professionals) in the 
                detection and control of prostate cancer.
            ``(8) To evaluate activities conducted under paragraphs (1) 
        through (7) through appropriate surveillance or program 
        monitoring activities.''; and
            (2) in subsection (l)(1), by striking ``1998'' and 
        inserting ``2004''.
    (b) National Institutes of Health.--Section 417B(c) of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 286a-8(c)) is amended by striking ``and 
1996'' and inserting ``through 2004''.

            Passed the Senate November 19, 1999.



  1st Session

                                S. 1243


                                 AN ACT

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the 
               prostate cancer preventive health program.

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