S.632 - Poison Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. DeWine, Mike [R-OH] (Introduced 03/16/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions | House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/25/2000 Became Public Law No: 106-174. (TXT | PDF)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||02/08/2000 : Passed House; 02/08/2000 : Passed House|
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Summary: S.632 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (08/05/1999)
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, prohibiting use of the funds to fund any privately funded nationwide toll-free phone number used to provide advice and other assistance for poisonings or accidental exposures.
Directs the Secretary to establish a national media campaign to educate the public about poison prevention and the availability of local poison control resources and to conduct advertising campaigns concerning the nationwide toll-free number. Authorizes appropriations.
Directs the Secretary to award grants for certified regional poison control centers to achieve financial stability and to prevent, and provide treatment recommendations for, poisoning. Mandates other grant uses. Sets forth center certification requirements. Authorizes appropriations.