Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Lupus Education and Awareness Act. Establishes the Lupus Education and Awareness Program within the Department of Public Health. Provides that the Program shall raise public awareness, educate consumers, and educate and train health professionals, human service providers, and other audiences. Sets forth the responsibilities of the Director of the Department of Public Health concerning the Program. Provides that the Department shall establish and coordinate the Interagency and Partnership Advisory Panel on Lupus. Sets forth the membership guidelines and duties of the Panel. Provides that subject to the availability of funds, the Department may make expenditures of up to $2,500 for the fiscal year 2010 for use toward providing educational materials to clinics.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Changes references of "the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc." to "a national organization that deals with lupus". Provides that the Department of Public Health shall provide staffing and administrative support for the implementation of the provisions of the Lupus Education and Awareness Act.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Provides that the creation of the Lupus Education and Awareness Program and the creation of the Interagency and Partnership Advisory Panel on Lupus are subject to appropriation.