This piece of legislation is meant to correct the significant oversight of not including Down syndrome in The Children’s Health Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-310). The 21 Act will “ attempt to incorporate Down syndrome as an area of permissible research and surveillance at the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will foster a better understanding of Down syndrome.”

Introduced to the House by Rep. Cathy McMorris (R) (WA-5) Rodgers on 9/25/09. House: HR 3656; Senate by Sen. Sam Brownback (R) (KS) on 10/7/09 Senate: S1762

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