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House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on Homeland SecurityEmergency Preparedness, Response and CommunicationsIntroducedFebruary 3rd, 2010
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Metropolitan Medical Response System Act of 2010
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program, and for other purposes.
Metropolitan Medical Response System Program Act of 2010 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a Metropolitan Medical Response System Program to support state and local jurisdictions in preparing for and maintaining all-hazards response capabilities to manage public health and mass casualty incidents resulting from natural and man-made disasters, terrorist acts, and epidemic disease outbreaks, by systematically enhancing and integrating first responders, public health personnel, emergency management personnel, and other participants in mass casualty management. (Repeals provisions of the Post-Katrina Management Reform Act of 2006 regarding a Metropolitan Medical Response Program.) Directs the Assistant Secretary, Office of Health Affairs, to develop programmatic and policy guidance for the Program in coordination with the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Authorizes the Secretary, through the Administrator, to enter in contracts with local jurisdictions to assist in preparing for and responding to mass casualty incidents. Authorizes the use of contracts to support the integration of emergency management, health, and medical systems into a coordinated response to mass casualty incidents caused by any hazard. Sets forth eligibility requirements. Encourages local jurisdictions receiving assistance under the Program to develop and maintain memoranda of understanding and agreement with neighboring jurisdictions to support a system of mutual aid among the jurisdictions. Requires the Administrator: (1) in coordination with the Assistant Secretary, Office of Health Affairs, and a National Metropolitan Medical Response System Working Group, to issue performance measures for each local jurisdiction that enters a contract under this Act; and (2) together with the Assistant Secretary and the Working Group, to conduct a review of the Program.