H.R. 5997 (112th): Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 28, 2012 (Referred to Senate Committee).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5997

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 28, 2012

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

AN ACT

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act.

2.

Use of certain homeland security grant funds for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities

Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 609) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (13) as paragraphs (11) through (14), respectively, and by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

(10)

enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities, including the development and maintenance of an initial pharmaceutical stockpile, including medical kits, and diagnostics sufficient to protect first responders, their families, and immediate victims from a chemical or biological event;

; and

(2)

in subsection (b)(3)(B), by striking (a)(10) and inserting (a)(11).

Passed the House of Representatives November 27, 2012.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk