Week ending September 15, 2017
H.R.931 – Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017
HR 921 aims to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
The Firefighter Registry shall be used to establish and improve collection infrastructure and activities related to the nationwide monitoring of the incidence of cancer among firefighters; to collect, consolidate, store, and make publicly available epidemiological information related to cancer incidence and trends among firefighters.
To that end the ‘…Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall develop and maintain, directly or through a grant or cooperative agreement, a voluntary registry of firefighters…to collect relevant history and occupational information of such firefighters that can be linked to available cancer registry data collected by existing State cancer registries.’
In carrying out the voluntary data collection for purposes of inclusion under the Firefighter Registry, the Secretary should seek to include the following information identifiable information from a representative sample size, as determined by the Secretary…volunteer, paid-on-call, and career firefighters, independent of cancer status or diagnosis.
(Full text of H.R. 931 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 02/07/2017)
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
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