Public Law 116-60 - Title 42 September 30, 2019
AUTISM COLLABORATION, ACCOUNTABILITY,
RESEARCH , EDUCATION AND SUPPORT ACT (Autism CARES Act)
Prime Sponsor: Mr. Christopher H. Smith (NJ)
H.R. 1058 Incorporated as P.L. 116-60
Signed by the President on September 30, 2019
SUMMARY OF MAIN PROVISIONS
Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and
Support Act of 2019, or the Autism CARES Act of 2019, (P.L. 116-60)
Text of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act of 2019 or the Autism CARES Act of 2019 (PL 116-60)
amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to research on autism spectrum disorder and enhance programs relating to autism.
reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises several programs and activities relating to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
reauthorizes provisions relating to expanded ASD research at the National Institutes of Health.
reauthorizes provisions relating to the collection of state-level ASD data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
reauthorizes provisions relating to ASD education, early detection, and intervention activities supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration; and
reauthorizes provisions relating to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.
revises the scope of ASD programs and activities to: encompass ASD individuals of all ages, rather than only youth; focus funding on programs in areas with a shortage of personal health services, and; reduce health-outcome disparities across diverse populations.