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H. Rept. 116-211: U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, Report Together with Minority Views to Accompany H.R. 3525, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, September 18, 2019   [open pdf - 264KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 3525, the 'U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act,' improves on existing medical screenings performed by U.S. Border Patrol. The bill requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), to establish uniform standards and training for an initial medical screening of all individuals apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol, with priority given to children under the age of 18. The bill provides deadlines for screenings to be completed and specifies elements that must be a part of the screening. These efforts would establish a consistent medical screening process to be carried out by trained personnel at all U.S. borders. To further improve medical screenings by U.S. Border Patrol, H.R. 3525 requires the Department to establish a pediatric medical presence along the border, research innovative solutions to address any capability gaps, and mandates the use of electronic health records for individuals in DHS custody. These are critical steps to safeguard against further deaths at our borders."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 116-211; House Report 116-211
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Date:
2019-09-18
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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