[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 120, 109th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 109-475
109th Congress

An Act


 
To provide for programs to increase the awareness and knowledge of women
and health care providers with respect to gynecologic
cancers.  NOTE: Jan. 12, 2007 -  [H.R. 1245]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress  NOTE: Gynecologic Cancer
Education and Awareness Act of 2005.  assembled,

SECTION 1.  NOTE: 42 USC 201 note.  SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Gynecologic Cancer Education and
Awareness Act of 2005'' or ``Johanna's Law''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

Section 317P of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b-17) is
amended--
(1) in the section heading by adding ``(johanna's law)'' at
the end; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:

``(d) Johanna's Law.--
``(1) National public awareness campaign.--
``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out a
national campaign to increase the awareness and
knowledge of health care providers and women with
respect to gynecologic cancers.
``(B) Written materials.--Activities under the
national campaign under subparagraph (A) shall include--
``(i) maintaining a supply of written
materials that provide information to the public
on gynecologic cancers; and
``(ii) distributing the materials to members
of the public upon request.
``(C) Public service announcements.--Activities
under the national campaign under subparagraph (A)
shall, in accordance with applicable law and
regulations, include developing and placing, in
telecommunications media, public service announcements
intended to encourage women to discuss with their
physicians their risks of gynecologic cancers. Such
announcements shall inform the public on the manner in
which the written materials referred to in subparagraph
(B) can be obtained upon request, and shall call
attention to early warning signs and risk factors based
on the best available medical information.
``(2) Report and strategy.--
``(A) Report.--Not later than 6 months after the
date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary
shall submit to the Congress a report including the
following:

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``(i) A description of the past and present
activities of the Department of Health and Human
Services to increase awareness and knowledge of
the public with respect to different types of
cancer, including gynecologic cancers.
``(ii) A description of the past and present
activities of the Department of Health and Human
Services to increase awareness and knowledge of
health care providers with respect to different
types of cancer, including gynecologic cancers.
``(iii) For each activity described pursuant
to clause (i) or (ii), a description of the
following:
``(I) The funding for such activity
for fiscal year 2006 and the cumulative
funding for such activity for previous
fiscal years.
``(II) The background and history of
such activity, including--
``(aa) the goals of such
activity;
``(bb) the communications
objectives of such activity;
``(cc) the identity of each
agency within the Department of
Health and Human Services
responsible for any aspect of
the activity; and
``(dd) how such activity is
or was expected to result in
change.
``(III) How long the activity lasted
or is expected to last.
``(IV) The outcomes observed and the
evaluation methods, if any, that have
been, are being, or will be used with
respect to such activity.
``(V) For each such outcome or
evaluation method, a description of the
associated results, analyses, and
conclusions.
``(B) Strategy.--
``(i) Development; submission
to  NOTE: Deadline.  congress.--Not later than 3
months after submitting the report required by
subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall develop and
submit to the Congress a strategy for improving
efforts to increase awareness and knowledge of the
public and health care providers with respect to
different types of cancer, including gynecological
cancers.
``(ii) Consultation.--In developing the
strategy under clause (i), the Secretary should
consult with qualified private sector groups,
including nonprofit organizations.
``(3) Full  NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.  compliance.--
``(A) In general.--Not later than March 1, 2008, the
Secretary shall ensure that all provisions of this
section, including activities directed to be carried out
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and
the Food and Drug Administration, are fully implemented
and being complied with.  NOTE: Certification.  Not
later than April 30, 2008, the Secretary shall submit to
Congress a report that certifies compliance with the
preceding sentence and that contains a description of
all activities undertaken to achieve such compliance.

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``(B) If the Secretary fails to submit the
certification as provided for under subparagraph (A),
the Secretary shall, not later than 3 months after the
date on which the report is to be submitted under
subparagraph (A), and every 3 months thereafter, submit
to Congress an explanation as to why the Secretary has
not yet complied with the first sentence of subparagraph
(A), a detailed description of all actions undertaken
within the month for which the report is being submitted
to bring the Secretary into compliance with such
sentence, and the anticipated date the Secretary expects
to be in full compliance with such sentence.
``(4) Authorization of appropriations.--For the purpose of
carrying out this subsection, there is authorized to be
appropriated $16,500,000 for the period of fiscal years 2007
through 2009.''.

Approved January 12, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1245:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
Nov. 14, considered and passed House.
Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate, amended. House
concurred in Senate amendment.