Summary: H.R.5783 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5783. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/05/1992)

Vaccine Access and Registry Act - Title I: Universal Vaccine Grant Program - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to States for the establishment and operation of programs to purchase vaccines from manufacturers at the federally negotiated bulk rate and distribute them free of charge to health care providers for the immunization of children. Sets forth application requirements for such program. Allocates funding based on the five-year birth average of a State. Requires the Secretary to annually review the compliance of a State and to establish sanctions for noncompliance.

Authorizes two-year renewals of such grants. Requires the Secretary to include a description of activities under this title in annual status reports to the President and the Congress.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1993 through 1995.

Title II: Amendment to Public Health Service Act Concerning Federally Negotiated Bulk Rate - Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary from procuring a vaccine that may be used to immunize children under the age of 13 from any person who does not agree as a condition to the procurement to sell the vaccine to a State at the same price as the person offers the Secretary.

Title III: Immunization Registry Grant Program - Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to States for the establishment and operation of State immunization registries by State agencies with legal responsibility for disease control under State law. Allows the Secretary to make such grants to two or more cooperating States for regional immunization registries. Requires the Secretary to annually review the compliance of a State and to establish sanctions for noncompliance. Requires the Secretary to include a description of activities under this title in annual status reports to the President and the Congress.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1993 through 1995.