TBI Act Reauthorization Passes

TBI Act Reauthorization Passes!!
November 14, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2539, the TBI Reauthorization Act of 2014, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and co-sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA). The next step is for the bill to be signed by the President. The bill removes Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) from sections relating to the State and Protection & Advocacy grant programs leaving the administering agency to be determined by the Secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS). The bill calls for the Secretary of the HHS to develop a TBI Coordination Plan and directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a scientific review of the management of children with the TBI.