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House Passes TBI Reauthorization Act

November 18, 2014
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2539, the Traumatic Brain Injury [TBI] Reauthorization Act of 2014. The bill had already passed the Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by the President soon. The bipartisan bill authorizes funding through FY 2019 to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for grants to improve access to rehabilitation and community services. It also includes funding to gather data and conduct prevention and public education programs. 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 TBI.