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Passed Senate amended (10/12/1998)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Provisions Relating to Women's Health Research at

National Institutes of Health

Title II: Provisions Relating to Women's Health at Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention

Women's Health Research and Prevention Amendments of 1998 - Title I: Provisions Relating to Women's Health Research at National Institutes of Health - Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for programs regarding diethylstilbestrol (DES).

Mandates a program of education of health professionals and the public concerning DES. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 102) Extends the authorizations of appropriations for: (1) research on osteoporosis, Paget's disease, and related bone disorders; (2) breast cancer programs; and (3) programs on ovarian and other cancers of the reproductive system of women.

(Sec. 104) Mandates expansion, intensification, and coordination of research and related activities of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute regarding heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 105) Extends the authorization of appropriations for research on the aging processes of women.

(Sec. 106) Requires that the Director of the National Institutes of Health (currently, the Director of the Office of Research on Women's Health) appoint members of the Advisory Committee on Women's Health.

Title II: Provisions Relating to Women's Health at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Extends the authorization of appropriations for the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Program of Cancer Registries.

(Sec. 203) Authorizes grants to States to ensure the provision to women screened for breast or cervical cancer of support services such as case management. Allows certain breast and cervical cancer programs to be carried out through grants to public and nonprofit private entities and contracts with public or private entities (currently, through grants and contracts with public or nonprofit private entities). Allows a State to give priority to a nonprofit entity over an entity that is not a nonprofit if the quality of the entities' applications are equivalent. Extends authorizations of appropriations for: (1) annual evaluations of programs relating to preventive health measures regarding breast and cervical cancers; and (2) various breast and cervical cancer preventive health measures.

(Sec. 204) Extends the authorization of appropriations for centers for research and demonstration regarding health promotion and disease prevention.