HB 882 Department of Health; bioterrorism unit.
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Summary as introduced:

Department of Health; bioterrorism unit. Requires the Board of Health to reorganize or create a structure within the present organization of the Department of Health to prevent, manage, and respond to any critical event or emergency resulting from bioterrorism. The Department's bioterrorism units must monitor the disease reporting requirements of the Board; advise the Board on any known emerging risks from pathogens or toxins; cooperate and coordinate the response to any epidemic of disease caused by or appearing to be caused by bioterrorism with state and local law enforcement and emergency management officials; conduct contact tracing and surveillance of disease incidence; develop a mechanism for immediately advising the Governor of any sudden unexpected incident of a disease that has been believed to be under control or eliminated; and implement a health plan for emergency response to unexpected health hazards that designates the role of the Commonwealth's hospitals, nursing homes, emergency medical services, and health care practitioners.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 027289884  pdf

Status:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 027289884
01/09/02  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/31/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/02  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/02  House: Continued to 2003 in Appropriations (25-Y 0-N)