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H.R. 3548 (113th): Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2014 (Referred to Senate Committee).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3548

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 25, 2014

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

AN ACT

To amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive, and other extrinsic agents.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014.

2.

Trauma definition

(a)

Revised definition under trauma systems grants programs

Paragraph (4) of section 1231 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–31) is amended to read as follows:

(4)

Trauma

The term trauma means an injury resulting from exposure to—

(A)

a mechanical force; or

(B)

another extrinsic agent, including an extrinsic agent that is thermal, electrical, chemical, or radioactive.

.

(b)

Revised definition under interagency program for trauma research

Paragraph (3) of section 1261(h) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–61(h)) is amended to read as follows:

(3)

The term trauma means an injury resulting from exposure to—

(A)

a mechanical force; or

(B)

another extrinsic agent, including an extrinsic agent that is thermal, electrical, chemical, or radioactive.

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Passed the House of Representatives June 24, 2014.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk