S.3142 - Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance public health activities related to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance public health activities related to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death. as introduced.
  • Short: Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop: (1) a standard definition of stillbirth; and (2) a standard protocol for stillbirth data collection and surveillance, including enhancing the N

Official Summary

Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop:
(1) a standard definition of stillbirth; and
(2) a standard protocol for stillbirth data collection and surveillance, including enhancing the National Vital Statistics System for the reporting of stillbirths. Requires the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to establish:
(1) a national registry that can facilitate the understanding of root causes, rates, and trends of stillbirth;
(2) public education and prevention programs aimed at reducing the occurrence of stillbirth; and
(3) a population-based sudden, unexpected infant deaths (SUID) case registry that can facilitate the understanding of the root causes, rates, and trends of SUID.

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