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President Bush Signs Gynecologic Cancer Educ. & Awareness Act

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We are pleased to announce that President Bush has signed H.R. 1245, the "Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005 or Johanna's Law," which authorizes appropriations through Fiscal Year 2009 for a national campaign to raise awareness among women and healthcare providers regarding gynecologic cancers.

Johanna's Law: The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act would authorize a national gynecologic cancer early detection and awareness campaign directed at women and their physicians. Sponsored by Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Kay Granger (R-TX), Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Sander Levin (D-MI) and endorsed by organizations representing over 300,000 physicians, nurses, cancer survivors and women, Johanna’s Law would create a federal campaign of gynecologic cancer education designed to improve early detection.

Johanna's Law (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)

--H.R.1245--

H.R.1245

One Hundred Ninth Congress
of the
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the third day of January, two thousand and six

An Act

To provide for programs to increase the awareness and knowledge of women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic cancers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005' or `Johanna's Law' .
SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.
Section 317P of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b-17) is amended--
(1) in the section heading by adding `(johanna's law )' at the end; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
`(d) JOHANNA'S LAW -
`(1) NATIONAL PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN-
`(A) In general- The Secretary shall carry out a national campaign to increase the awareness and knowledge of health care providers and women with respect to gynecologic cancers.
`(B) Written materials- Activities under the national campaign under subparagraph (A) shall include--
`(i) maintaining a supply of written materials that provide information to the public on gynecologic cancers; and
`(ii) distributing the materials to members of the public upon request.
`(C) Public service announcements- Activities under the national campaign under subparagraph (A) shall, in accordance with applicable law and regulations, include developing and placing, in telecommunications media, public service announcements intended to encourage women to discuss with their physicians their risks of gynecologic cancers. Such announcements shall inform the public on the manner in which the written materials referred to in subparagraph (B) can be obtained upon request, and shall call attention to early warning signs and risk factors based on the best available medical information.
`(2) REPORT AND STRATEGY-
`(A) Report- Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report including the following:
`(i) A description of the past and present activities of the Department of Health and Human Services to increase awareness and knowledge of the public with respect to different types of cancer, including gynecologic cancers.
`(ii) A description of the past and present activities of the Department of Health and Human Services to increase awareness and knowledge of health care providers with respect to different types of cancer, including gynecologic cancers.
`(iii) For each activity described pursuant to clause (i) or (ii), a description of the following:
`(I) The funding for such activity for fiscal year 2006 and the cumulative funding for such activity for previous fiscal years.
`(II) The background and history of such activity, including--
`(aa) the goals of such activity;

`(bb) the communications objectives of such activity;

`(cc) the identity of each agency within the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for any aspect of the activity; and

`(dd) how such activity is or was expected to result in change.

`(III) How long the activity lasted or is expected to last.
`(IV) The outcomes observed and the evaluation methods, if any, that have been, are being, or will be used with respect to such activity.
`(V) For each such outcome or evaluation method, a description of the associated results, analyses, and conclusions.
`(B) Strategy-
`(i) DEVELOPMENT; SUBMISSION TO CONGRESS- Not later than 3 months after submitting the report required by subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall develop and submit to the Congress a strategy for improving efforts to increase awareness and knowledge of the public and health care providers with respect to different types of cancer, including gynecological cancers.
`(ii) CONSULTATION- In developing the strategy under clause (i), the Secretary should consult with qualified private sector groups, including nonprofit organizations.
`(3) FULL COMPLIANCE-
`(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than March 1, 2008, the Secretary shall ensure that all provisions of this section, including activities directed to be carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, are fully implemented and being complied with. Not later than April 30, 2008, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that certifies compliance with the preceding sentence and that contains a description of all activities undertaken to achieve such compliance.
`(B) If the Secretary fails to submit the certification as provided for under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall, not later than 3 months after the date on which the report is to be submitted under subparagraph (A), and every 3 months thereafter, submit to Congress an explanation as to why the Secretary has not yet complied with the first sentence of subparagraph (A), a detailed description of all actions undertaken within the month for which the report is being submitted to bring the Secretary into compliance with such sentence, and the anticipated date the Secretary expects to be in full compliance with such sentence.
`(4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- For the purpose of carrying out this subsection, there is authorized to be appropriated $16,500,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007 through 2009.'.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

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01-13-2007 - 12:39 PM


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