NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/NINDS/
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: NINDS Legislative Chronology
August 15, 1950--Public Law 81-692 established NINDB "for research on
neurological diseases (including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis) and
August 16, 1968--Public Law 90-489 renamed the NINDB the National Institute of
October 24, 1968--Public Law 90-636 changed the name of the NIND to the National
Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.
October 25, 1972--Public Law 92-564 established a temporary National Commission on
Multiple Sclerosis supported by NINDS.
March 14, 1975--Part 8 of a DHEW Statement of Organization, Functions, and
Delegations of Authority was amended to change the title of NINDS to the National
Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke.
July 29, 1975--Public Law 94-63 established two temporary commissions to be
supported by NINCDS: Commission for the Control of Epilepsy and Its Consequences, and
Commission for the Control of Huntingtons Disease and Its Consequences.
October 28, 1988--P.L. 100-553 changed the name of NINCDS to the National Institute
of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.