HR 903 RFS
H. R. 903
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 29, 2010
September 29, 2010
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the roles of dentists and allied dental personnel in the Nation’s disaster response framework, 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 ‘Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2010’.
SEC. 2. DENTAL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS: PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESPONSE.
(a) National Health Security Strategy- Section 2802(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300hh-1(b)(3)) is amended--
(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting ‘and which may include dental health facilities’ after ‘mental health facilities’; and
(2) in subparagraph (D), by inserting ‘(which may include such dental health assets)’ after ‘medical assets’.
(b) All-Hazards Public Health and Medical Response Curricula and Training- Section 319F(a)(5)(B) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6(a)(5)(B)) is amended by striking ‘public health or medical’ and inserting ‘public health, medical, or dental’.
SEC. 3. DENTAL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS: HOMELAND SECURITY.
(a) National Response Framework- Paragraph (6) of section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101) is amended by inserting ‘and dental’ after ‘emergency medical’.
(b) National Preparedness System- Subparagraph (B) of section 653(b)(4) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 753(b)(4)) is amended by striking ‘public health and medical’ and inserting ‘public health, medical, and dental’.
(c) Chief Medical Officer- Paragraph (5) of section 516(c) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 321e(c)) is amended by striking ‘medical community’ and inserting ‘medical and dental communities’.
Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,