Brain Injury Association of America-Legislative Update
The following legislative update has been provided by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA):
Bipartisan Legislation on Rehabilitation Research Introduced in the U.S. Senate
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced S. 1027 on May 22, 2013. S. 1027 will improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The bipartisan legislation would implement some of the recommendations raised in the Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a founding member of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) which wrote recommendations to the Blue Ribbon Panel. To read the final report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH click here. The report is located under Research. As stated in a previous edition of policy corner, BIAA met with Senator Kirk and Senator Johnson's staff in February of this year to discuss the importance of access to care for individuals with brain injury.