Senate Bill 292
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-180 on Jun 5, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 2, 2017
Latest Action
Jun 5, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
292
Congress
115
Policy Area
Health
Health
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Sponsorship by Party
Rhode Island
Minnesota
Delaware
Indiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Jersey
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Alabama
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Passed
March 22, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1975-1977; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S1975-1977)
Summary

Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2017 or the Childhood Cancer STAR Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to collect the medical specimens and information of children, adolescents, and young adults with selected cancers that have the least effective treatments in order to achieve a better understanding of these cancers and the effects of treatment.

The national childhood cancer registry is reauthorized through FY2022 and revised to authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to state cancer registries to improve tracking of childhood cancers.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may: (1) support pilot programs to develop or study models for monitoring and caring for childhood cancer survivors throughout their lives, (2) establish a task force to develop and test standards for high-quality childhood cancer survivorship care, and (3) carry out a demonstration project to improve care coordination as childhood cancer survivors transition to adult care.

HHS must convene a Workforce Development Collaborative on Medical and Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Cancer Survivors.

The NIH may support research on: (1) outcomes for, and barriers faced by, pediatric cancer survivors within minority or medically underserved populations; and (2) follow-up care for pediatric cancer survivors, including research on the late effects of cancer treatment and long-term complications.

The Government Accountability Office must make recommendations to address barriers to childhood cancer survivors obtaining and paying for adequate medical care.
Text (5)
March 26, 2018
March 22, 2018
March 12, 2018
February 2, 2017
Actions (20)
06/05/2018
Became Public Law No: 115-180.
06/05/2018
Signed by President.
05/24/2018
Presented to President.
05/22/2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/22/2018
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4350-4352)
05/22/2018
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4350-4352)
05/22/2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 292.
05/22/2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4349-4355)
05/22/2018
Mr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
03/30/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
03/26/2018
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
03/26/2018
Received in the House.
03/23/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
03/22/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1975-1977; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S1975-1977)
03/22/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1975-1977; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S1975-1977)
03/12/2018
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 342.
03/12/2018
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
02/28/2018
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
02/02/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S659)
02/02/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 3, 2017 5:17:31 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:35:32 PM