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S. 1615: Limiting CDC to Disease Control Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 13, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1615

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 13, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To limit the scope of regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to control communicable diseases, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Limiting CDC to Disease Control Act.

2.

Limiting the scope of regulations of the Department of Health and Human Services to control communicable diseases

Section 361(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264(a)) is amended by striking The Surgeon General, and all that follows through may be necessary. at the end and inserting the following: “To prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the States or possessions, or from one State or possession into any other State or possession, the Secretary may make and enforce regulations under this section—

(1)

for the measures authorized under subsections (b) through (d); or

(2)

to provide for such inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, or destruction of animals or articles found to be so infected or contaminated as to be sources of dangerous infection to human beings.

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