Title I -- National Preparedness for Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies
[DOCID: f:publ188.107] 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.