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H. B. No. 105 As Reported by the House Health and Aging CommitteeAs Reported by the House Health and Aging Committee
|130th General Assembly|
Representatives Derickson, Beck, Milkovich, Strahorn, Wachtmann, Antonio, Bishoff, Brown, Hottinger
To enact section 5.2279 of the Revised Code to
designate the calendar week including the
seventeenth day of July as "Congenital
Diaphragmatic Hernia Week."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 5.2279 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5.2279. The calendar week including the seventeenth day
of July is designated as "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Week."
Section 2. In enacting section 5.2279 of the Revised Code,
it is the intent of the General Assembly to increase public
awareness and understanding of congenital diaphragmatic hernias.
The General Assembly considers it vitally important that the state
designate the calendar week including the seventeenth of July as
"Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Week." According to CHERUBS - The
Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness
and Support, a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs when
the diaphragm fails to form fully, which allows the abdominal
organs to move into the chest cavity and prevents lung growth. CDH
occurs in 1,600 babies every year in the United States. The state
encourages and commends private efforts, including those of
CHERUBS, to enhance funding for CDH research, provide educational
materials and programs, and create a support network for families
affected by this devastating birth defect.