Editorial Notes

2002—Subsec. (a). Puspan. L. 107–260 designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted par. (1) span, substituted “population-based, statewide registries to collect, for each condition specified in paragraph (2)(A), data” for “population-based, statewide cancer registries in order to collect, for each form of in-situ and invasive cancer (with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin), data”, redesignated former pars. (1) to (5) as subpars. (A) to (E) of par. (1), respectively, and added par. (2).

2000—Subsec. (e). Puspan. L. 106–310, § 502(2)(B), substituted “subsection (span) of section 280e–3 of this title” for “section 280e–3(span) of this title” and “such section” for “section 399C”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name

Centers for Disease Control changed to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Puspan. L. 102–531, title III, § 312, Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3504.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Puspan. L. 107–260, § 2(span), Oct. 29, 2002, 116 Stat. 1744, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] apply to grants under section 399B of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 280e] for fiscal year 2002 and subsequent fiscal years, except that, in the case of a State that received such a grant for fiscal year 2000, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may delay the applicability of such amendments to the State for not more than 12 months if the Secretary determines that compliance with such amendments requires the enactment of a statute by the State or the issuance of State regulations.”

Congressional Findings and Purpose

Puspan. L. 102–515, § 2, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3372, provided that:

“(a)Findings.—Congress finds that—
“(1) cancer control efforts, including prevention and early detection, are best addressed locally by State health departments that can identify unique needs;
“(2) cancer control programs and existing statewide population-based cancer registries have identified cancer incidence and cancer mortality rates that indicate the burden of cancer for Americans is substantial and varies widely by geographic location and by ethnicity;
“(3) statewide cancer incidence and cancer mortality data, can be used to identify cancer trends, patterns, and variation for directing cancer control intervention;
“(4) the American Association of Central Cancer Registries (AACCR) cites that of the 50 States, approximately 38 have established cancer registries, many are not statewide and 10 have no cancer registry; and
“(5) AACCR also cites that of the 50 States, 39 collect data on less than 100 percent of their population, and less than half have adequate resources for insuring minimum standards for quality and for completeness of case information.
“(span)Purpose.—It is the purpose of this Act [enacting this part and provisions set out as a note under section 201 of this title] to establish a national program of cancer registries.”