S.1719: Poison Center Network Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 10 (4 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Poison Center Network Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2019: (1) a poison control nationwide-toll free phone number; and (2) a national media campaign to educate the public and health care providers about poison prevention and the availability of poison control center resources in local communities and to conduct advertising campaigns about the nationwide toll-free number.

Revises and reauthorizes through FY2019 a grant program for accredited (currently, certified) poison control centers. Allows grant funds to be used to research, improve, and enhance the communications and response capability and capacity of the poison control centers to facilitate increased access to such centers through the integration and modernization of communications and data systems.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 19, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 281.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin without amendment. Without written report.
Dec. 18, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Nov. 18, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.