Summary: S.1862 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1862. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/25/1998)

Poison Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide coordination and assistance to regional poison control centers for the establishment of a nationwide toll-free phone number to be used to access such centers. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1999 through 2001.

Requires the Secretary to establish a national media campaign to educate the public about poison prevention and the availability of poison control resources in local communities and to conduct advertising campaigns concerning the nationwide toll-free number. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1999 through 2003.

Directs the Secretary to award grants to certified regional poison control centers for purposes of achieving financial stability and for preventing and providing treatment recommendations for poisoning. Lists other activities for which the Secretary shall use funds. Sets forth center certification requirements. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1999 through 2001.