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PREEMIE Act (Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who Deliver Infants Early Act) (S. 3906)

PREEMIE Act (Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who Deliver Infants Early Act) (S. 3906) - Status: Introduced. Sponsors: Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT). Reauthorizes programs Congress established in 2006 to address premature birth. Calls for expanding work conducted at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration to conduct research and improve access to prenatal care. Among its provisions, the legislation creates trans-disciplinary research centers, will result in additional epidemiological studies, and supports telemedicine services to improve access to care. Expands and supports federal activities conducted under the 2006 statute, which would otherwise expire at the end of fiscal year 2011 (September 30, 2011). (Text of legislation is forthcoming)

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