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H.R. 361 (114th): Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 14, 2015 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 361

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 14, 2015

(for himself, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, and Mr. King of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

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, immediate victims, and vulnerable populations from a chemical or biological event;

; and

(2)

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