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NASA RIN: 2700-AE51 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: To Research, Evaluate, Assess, and Treat (TREAT) Astronauts Act 

NASA is proposing to implement provisions of the TREAT Astronauts Act  (Pub. L. 115-10)  which allows NASA to pay for medical treatment for former astronauts whose medical condition is determined by NASA to be associated with spaceflight.  The Agency currently provides medical monitoring services to former NASA astronauts and payload specialists through the Lifetime Surveillance of Astronaut Health (LSAH) program at Johnson Space Center (JSC).  

The Act provides a more comprehensive program of monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment services to former astronauts. The expansion of services will facilitate early detection of health conditions that may be associated with exposures incurred during spaceflight or spaceflight training to develop a richer evidence base of occupational health data. NASA currently uses data from the LSAH program to tailor clinical care for individual astronauts, as well as to inform the human systems risks, current spaceflight operations, and future vehicle standards. More comprehensive data informing these ongoing activities will ultimately contribute to an improved understanding of the long-term impacts of spaceflight.

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-10   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  04/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James D. Polk
Chief Health and Medical Officer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
300 E Street, SW, NASA,
Washington, DC 20546
Phone:202 358-1959