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PUBLIC LAW 102-96 —AUG. 14, 1991 105 STAT. 481 Public Law 102-96 102d Congress An Act To honor and commend the efforts of Terry Beim, to £miend the Public Health Service Act to rename and make technical amendments to the community-based AIDS research initiative, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Terry Beirn Community Based AIDS Research Initiative Act of 1991". SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND SENSE OF CONGRESS. (a) FINDINGS,—Congress finds that— (1) community-based chnical trials complement the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' university-based research in order to provide increased access to experimental therapies; (2) community-based clinical trials provide an efficient and cost-effective means to develop new HIV-related treatments, benefiting all people living with HIV disease and other illnesses; and (3) because the community-based clinical trials model has a proven ability to conduct rapid trials that meet the very highest standards of scientific inquiry, this program should be reauthorized and significantly expanded. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS. —It is the sense of Congress that, because of Terry Beirn's tireless efforts to foster a partnership among all parties invested in AIDS research (including the National Institutes of Health university-based research system, primary care physicians practicing in the community, and patients), the community-based clinical trials program should be renamed as the "Terry Beirn Community-Based AIDS Research Initiative" in his honor. SEC. 3. COMMUNITY-BASED EVALUATIONS OF EXPERIMENTAL THERA- PIES. Section 2313 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300cc-13) is amended— (1) in the section heading to read as follows: "SEC. 2313. TERRY BEIRN COMMUNITY-BASED AIDS RESEARCH INITIA- TIVE."; (2) in subsection (c)— (A) by amending the subsection heading to read as follows: "PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE INDUSTRY, SCHOOLS OF MEDICINE AND PRIMARY PROVIDERS"; and (B) by striking out "schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine" and inserting in lieu thereof "schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, and existing consortia of pri- Aug. 14, 1991 [S. 1594] Terry Beirn Community Based AIDS Research Initiative Act of 1991. 42 USC 201 note. 42 USC 300cc- 13 note.