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H.R. 647 (114th): Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 16, 2015 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 27

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 647

[Report No. 114–42]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Gene Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

March 16, 2015

Additional sponsors: Mr. Rush, Mrs. Blackburn, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. DesJarlais, Ms. Norton, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Harper, Mr. Bilirakis, and Mr. Blumenauer

March 16, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Access to Life-Saving Trauma Care for All Americans Act.

2.

Reauthorization of trauma and emergency care programs

(a)

Trauma center care grants

Section 1245 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–45) is amended in the first sentence—

(1)

by striking 2009, and such and inserting 2009, such; and

(2)

by inserting before the period at the end the following: , and $100,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2020.

(b)

Trauma service availability grants

Section 1282 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–82) is amended by striking 2015 and inserting 2020.

3.

Alignment of programs under Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

Section 2811(c)(2)(F) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300hh–10(c)(2)(F)) is amended by striking trauma care under parts A through C of title XII and inserting trauma care under parts A through D of title XII and part H of such title.

4.

Technical corrections relating to trauma center grants

(a)

Clarification on eligible trauma centers

Section 1241(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–41(a)) is amended by striking qualified public, nonprofit Indian Health Service, Indian tribal, and urban Indian trauma centers and inserting qualified public trauma centers, qualified nonprofit trauma centers, and qualified Indian Health Service, Indian tribal, and urban Indian trauma centers.

(b)

Trauma center grants qualifications for substantial uncompensated care costs

Section 1241(b)(3)(B) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–41(b)(3)(B)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (i), by striking 35 and inserting 30; and

(2)

in clause (ii), by striking 50 and inserting 40.

(c)

Clarification relating to trauma center grants

The heading for part D of title XII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–41 et seq.) is amended to read as follows:

D

Trauma Centers

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March 16, 2015

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed