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Title I -- National Preparedness for Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies

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PUBLIC HEALTH SECURITY AND BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE ACT OF 
                                  2002



Public Law 107-188
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To improve the ability of the United States to prevent, prepare for, and 
            respond to bioterrorism and other public health 
          emergencies. <<NOTE: June 12, 2002 -  [H.R. 3448]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Public Health 
Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE <<NOTE: 42 USC 201 note.>>  OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Public Health 
Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of the Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

TITLE I--NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS FOR BIOTERRORISM AND OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH 
                               EMERGENCIES

Subtitle A--National Preparedness and Response Planning, Coordinating, 
                              and Reporting

Sec. 101. National preparedness and response.
Sec. 102. Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness; 
           National Disaster Medical System.
Sec. 103. Improving ability of Centers for Disease Control and 
           Prevention.
Sec. 104. Advisory committees and communications; study regarding 
           communications abilities of public health agencies.
Sec. 105. Education of health care personnel; training regarding 
           pediatric issues.
Sec. 106. Grants regarding shortages of certain health professionals.
Sec. 107. Emergency system for advance registration of health 
           professions volunteers.
Sec. 108. Working group.
Sec. 109. Antimicrobial resistance.
Sec. 110. Supplies and services in lieu of award funds.
Sec. 111. Additional amendments.

   Subtitle B--Strategic National Stockpile; Development of Priority 
                             Countermeasures

Sec. 121. Strategic national stockpile.
Sec. 122. Accelerated approval of priority countermeasures.
Sec. 123. Issuance of rule on animal trials.
Sec. 124. Security for countermeasure development and production.
Sec. 125. Accelerated countermeasure research and development.
Sec. 126. Evaluation of new and emerging technologies regarding 
           bioterrorist 
           attack and other public health emergencies.
Sec. 127. Potassium iodide.

 Subtitle C--Improving State, Local, and Hospital Preparedness for and 
      Response to Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies

Sec. 131. Grants to improve State, local, and hospital preparedness for 
           and 
           response to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

        Subtitle D--Emergency Authorities; Additional Provisions

Sec. 141. Reporting deadlines.
Sec. 142. Streamlining and clarifying communicable disease quarantine 
           provisions.

Sec. 143. Emergency waiver of Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP 
           requirements.
Sec. 144. Provision for expiration of public health emergencies.

                    Subtitle E--Additional Provisions

Sec. 151. Designated State public emergency announcement plan.
Sec. 152. Expanded research by Secretary of Energy.
Sec. 153. Expanded research on worker health and safety.
Sec. 154. Enhancement of emergency preparedness of Department of 
           Veterans 
           Affairs.
Sec. 155. Reauthorization of existing program.
Sec. 156. Sense of Congress.
Sec. 157. General Accounting Office report.
Sec. 158. Certain awards.
Sec. 159. Public access defibrillation programs and public access 
           defibrillation 
           demonstration projects.