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Short Summaries of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

The following is a list of congressionally requested National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studies summarized from the legislative language. For the actual language, click on the title of the Public Law.

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Public Law 111-148 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Study the ramifications of Medicare payment reductions for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry on beneficiary access to bone mass density tests
  • Convene a conference on pain care management and issue a report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the conference (completed)
  • Study the demonstration programs conducted under Sec. 5304 of this Act that shall provide analysis regarding access to dental health care in the United States
  • Review research on the selection of a set of key national indicators, determine how to implement and establish a key national indicator system, and report annually to the Commission on Key National Indicators any findings and recommendations
  • Assess the number and importance of biological products for children being tested, of labeling changes made as a result, and make recommendations for ensuring pediatric testing of biological products (completed)
Public Law 111-163 - Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010
  • Conduct an expanded study on the health impact of Project Shipboard Hazard and Defense (Project SHAD) (completed)
Public Law 111-212 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010
  • Conduct a study of the long-term ecosystem service impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge (completed)
Public Law 111-216 - Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010
  • Study the effects of commuting on pilot fatigue (completed)
Public Law 111-267 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
  • Beginning in FY2012, conduct a review of the goals, core capabilities, and direction of human space flight, using the goals set forth in the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008, the goals set forth in this Act, and those set forth in any existing statement of space policy issued by the President (complete)
Public Law 111-275 - Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010
  • Review the best treatments for chronic multisymptom illness in Persian Gulf War veterans and evaluate how such treatment approaches could best be disseminated throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (completed)
Public Law 111-314 - National and Commercial Space Programs
  • Periodically over the next decade, conduct independent assessments, also known as decadal surveys, taking stock of the status and opportunities for Earth and space science discipline fields and aeronautics research and recommending priorities for research and programmatic areas (See also P.L. 110-422) (reports completed on an ongoing basis)
  • At 5-year intervals, review and assess the performance of each division in the Science directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Public Law 111-358 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010
  • Conduct a study on the scientific workforce in the areas of oceanic and atmospheric research and development
  • Conduct a study of all Federal agencies that administer an Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) or a program similar to EPSCoR regarding its effectiveness (completed)
  • Initiate a study to evaluate, develop, or improve impact-on-society metrics (completed)
  • Within three years, evaluate the regional innovation program established by this Act