Summary: H.R.2379 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/29/1999)

Critical Care Spectrum Act of 1999 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules to ensure that biomedical telemetry operations are provided with adequate electromagnetic frequency to support existing and future needs. Requires a report from the FCC to Congress on the future spectrum needs of telemedicine and telehealth providers, including emergency medical services providers.

Requires the FCC, until such rules take effect, to maintain any allocations of frequencies for biomedical telemetry operations that are in existence on January 1, 1999, except that any television broadcast station authorized by the FCC to initiate digital television service may initiate such service in accordance with FCC rules and policies in effect on such date.