Public Law 107-188: Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 [open pdf - 313KB]
Alternate Title: P.L. 107-188: Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
"An Act to improve the ability of the United States to prevent, prepare for, and respondto bioterrorism and other public health emergencies." The 107th Congress enacted the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 to improve the ability of the United States to prevent, to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. The goals of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness include: providing effective assistance to State and local governments in the event of a bioterrorism incident or other public health emergency and ensuring that State and local governments have appropriate capacity to detect and respond effectively to such emergencies such as: effective public health surveillance and reporting mechanisms at the State and local levels; appropriate laboratory readiness; properly trained and equipped response, public health, and medical personnel; health and safety protection of workers responding to such an emergency; public health agencies that are prepared; participation in communications networks that can effectively disseminate relevant information in a timely and secure manner to appropriate public.
|Report Number:||Public Law 107-188; P.L. 107-188|
|Publisher:||United States. Government Printing Office|
|Retrieved From:||Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/|