Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/636

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106 STAT. 3372 PUBLIC LAW 102-515—OCT. 24, 1992 Public Law 102-515 102d Congress Oct. 24, 1992 [S. 3312] Cfuicer Registries Amendment Act. Diseases. Health and health care. 42 USC 201 note. 42 USC 280e note. 42 USC 280e. An Act Entitled the "Cancer Registries Amendment Act". Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Cancer Registries Amendment Act". SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) FINDINGS.— Congress finds that— (1) cancer control efforts, including prevention and early detection, are best addressed locally by State health departments that can identify unique needs; (2) cancer control programs and existing statewide population-based cancer registries have identified cancer incidence and CEincer mortality rates that indicate the burden of cancer for Americans is substantial and varies widely by geographic location and by ethnicity; (3) statewide cancer incidence and cancer mortality data, can be used to identify cancer trends, patterns, and variation for directing cancer control intervention; (4) the American Association of Central Cancer Registries (AACCR) cites that of the 50 States, approximately 38 have established cancer registries, many are not statewide and 10 have no cancer registry; and (5) AACCR also cites that of the 50 States, 39 collect data on less than 100 percent of their population, and less than half have adequate resources for insuring minimum standards for quahty and for completeness of case information. (b) PURPOSE. —It is the purpose of this Act to establish a national program of cancer registries. SEC. 3. NATIONAL PROGRAM OF CANCER REGISTRIES. Title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new part: "PART M—NATIONAL PROGRAM OF CANCER REGISTRIES "SEC. 399H. NATIONAL PROGRAM OF CANCER REGISTRIES. "(a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, may make grsuits to States, or may make grants or enter into contracts with academic or nonprofit organizations designated by the State to operate the State's cancer registry in lieu of making a grant directly to the State, to support the operation of population-based, statewide cancer registries in order to collect, for each form of in-situ and invasive cancer (with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin), data concerning—