H.R.6218 - Mary Colella Autoimmune Disease Awareness Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.6218 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (07/26/2012)
Mary Colella Autoimmune Disease Awareness Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish an Autoimmune Diseases Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee for the purpose of formulating recommendations for the coordination of governmental and private programs and activities relating to autoimmune diseases.
Requires the Coordinating Committee to: (1) develop criteria to be used in defining and identifying autoimmune diseases; (2) monitor federal, state, and private activities with respect to such diseases; (3) make recommendations regarding any appropriate changes to such activities, including recommendations to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with respect to the development of a strategic plan for the coordination of governmental and private programs and activities relating to autoimmune diseases; (4) develop, annually update, and submit to Congress, biennially, such strategic plan; and (5) make recommendations regarding public participation in decisions relating to autoimmune diseases.