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H.R. 648 (114th): Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2015 (Referred to Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet 45 million Americans don’t have access to a trauma center within an hour of their location, which is nicknamed “the golden window” for maximum odds of saving a patient’s life. This despite 35 million Americans experiencing a traumatic injury each year, which makes it the third-most costly condition each year at $67.3 billion, trailing only heart disease and cancer.

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX26), one of 17 physicians in Congress, wants to help solve that problem. His bill H.R. 648, the Trauma Systems ...


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 648

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 17, 2015

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 reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act.

2.

Reauthorization of certain trauma care programs

Section 1232(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–32(a)) is amended by striking 2014 and inserting 2020.

3.

Improvements and clarifications to certain trauma care programs

(a)

Allocation of funds for competitive grants for regionalized systems for emergency care response

Section 1232(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–31(c)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2015, not more than 50 percent of such amounts remaining for such fiscal year after application of paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be allocated for the purpose of carrying out section 1204.

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(b)

Clarifications under trauma systems formula grants requirements relating to the American Burn Association

Section 1213 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d–13) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(3), by inserting and (for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2015) contains national standards and requirements of the American Burn Association for the designation of verified burn centers, after such entity,;

(2)

in subsection (b)(3)(A), by striking and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and inserting the American Academy of Pediatrics, and (for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2015) the American Burn Association,; and

(3)

in subsection (c)(1)—

(A)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting and not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act after Act of 2007; and

(B)

in subparagraph (A), by striking and the American Academy of Pediatrics and inserting the American Academy of Pediatrics, and (with respect to the update pursuant to the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act) the American Burn Association.

(c)

Conforming amendments

Part B of title XII of the Public Health Service Act is amended—

(1)

in section 1218(c)(2) (42 U.S.C. 300d–18(c)(2)), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 1232(b)(3) and inserting section 1232(b); and

(2)

in section 1222 (42 U.S.C. 300d–22), by striking October 1, 2008 and inserting October 1, 2017.

Passed the House of Representatives March 16, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk