PA 13-18—SB 63

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING GRANTS FROM THE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TRUST FUND FOR STROKE RESEARCH

SUMMARY: This act expands the purposes for which the Department of Public Health (DPH) may make grants from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund to include biomedical research related to strokes. DPH may already award grants from the fund for biomedical research in heart disease, cancer, other tobacco-related diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes.

By law, DPH may award the grants to (1) nonprofit, tax-exempt colleges or universities or (2) hospitals that conduct biomedical research.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Related Act

PA 13-208 ( 1) makes certain changes concerning the Biomedical Research Trust Fund, such as limiting grant eligibility to entities whose principal place of business is in Connecticut.

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