Senate Bill 2308
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Patients First Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 29, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 29, 2019
Latest Action
Jul 29, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2308
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
North Dakota
Oklahoma
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Patients First Act of 2019

This bill requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support stem cell research. Specifically, the NIH must conduct and support basic and applied research to develop techniques for the isolation, derivation, production, testing, and human clinical use of stem cells that may result in improved understanding of, or treatments for, diseases and other adverse health conditions. However, such techniques must not involve (1) the creation of a human embryo for research purposes; (2) the destruction or discarding of, or risk of injury to, a human embryo; or (3) the use of any stem cell the derivation or provision of which would be inconsistent with this bill.

The NIH must also report on peer-reviewed stem cell research proposals that were not funded.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/29/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
07/29/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 30, 2019 4:27:27 AM
Updated
Feb 12, 2020 5:05:10 PM