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

The text of the bill below is as of May 20, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 339

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3548

[Report No. 113–458]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 20, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

May 20, 2014

Additional sponsors: Mr. Burgess, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Moran, Mr. Peterson, Ms. Jenkins, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas

May 20, 2014

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic


A BILL

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.

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(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.

.

May 20, 2014

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed