Serial No. 109-94: Emergency Care Crisis: A National Unprepared for Public Disasters: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, July 26, 2006 [open pdf - 273KB]
From the opening statement of David Reichert: "This hearing will help set the stage for the subcommittee's activities in this area of medical preparedness and response, which, I am sad to say, has not received as much as attention as it deserves. The subcommittee's intent therefore will focus its attention on a number of medical preparedness and response issues, including the extent of collaboration between the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, where the national disaster medical system should be located, whether the metropolitan medical response system is as robust as it needs to be, and whether our Nation's emergency medical services personnel have the support necessary to fulfill their responsibilities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dave G. Reichert, Bill Pascrell Jr., Bennie G. Thompson, Donna M. Christensen, Charlie Dent, Norman D. Dicks, Nita M. Lowey, Robert R. Bass, Frederick Blum, Mary Jagim, Steven Krug.
Serial No. 109-94
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