IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 29, 2020
Mr. Whitehouse (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Reed) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To require States and hospitals to report COVID–19 health data directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This Act may be cited as the
Transparent Reporting and Use of Statistics in the Transmission of Coronavirus Data Collection or the
TRUST CDC Act.
Sharing of COVID–19 health data
Notwithstanding the updates to the guidance of the White House Coronavirus Task Force entitled,
COVID–19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs For Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data Reporting, issued on July 10, 2020, States and hospitals required to report data with respect to COVID–19 pursuant to such guidance shall report such information directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and shall not be required to report such data to the Department of Health and Human Services as described in such updates.
Public posting of data; updates
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shall—
not later than 7 days after the date of enactment of this Act, reinstate the website of such agency containing COVID–19 data, including the number of cases, deaths, and diagnostic and serologic tests per State; and
update such data on such website daily thereafter.