On December 11, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to approve the H.R. 1098, the “Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2013.”
Originally passed in 1996 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2008, the TBI Act represents a foundation of coordinated and balanced public policy in prevention, education, research and community living for people with traumatic brain injury. The TBI Act specifically allocated federal funds for programs supporting individuals with brain injury to federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Health (NIH) and the Health Resources Administration (HRSA).
To view the official release from the Energy & Commerce Committee, click here.