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  • EnactedAugust 8th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed July 31st, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed June 24th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedNovember 20th, 2013

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What is it?

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would

amend the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of trauma as it applies to grants and activities authorized to provide support for trauma and emergency care. Under current law, the definition of trauma means an injury resulting from exposure to a mechanical force. The bill would expand the definition of trauma to also include an injury resulting from exposure to an extrinsic agent that is thermal, electrical, chemical, or radioactive. 

The Public Health Service, which includes the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, comprises all Agency Divisions of Health and Human Services. 

Impact

This bill impacts the definition of "trauma," as it relates to the Public Health Service.

Cost

No significant impact on the federal budget.

AKA

Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014

Official Title

To amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive, and other extrinsic agents.

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