H.R.3741 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Improvement Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] (Introduced 02/13/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/05/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.3741 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Improvement Act of 2002 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to: (1) revise the basis for calculating the projected lost earnings of a person who sustained a vaccine-related injury; (2) increase the award for a vaccine-related death; (3) allow compensation for expenses for family counseling and establishing guardianship; (4) allow payment of interim attorneys' fees and costs; (5) establish a procedure for paying attorneys' fees; (6) extend from two to six years the statute of limitations for injuries or death from a vaccine set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table; (7) revise the membership and meeting schedule of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; and (8) direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a public service announcement campaign about the availability of the Program.
Introduced in House (02/13/2002)
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase the limit on Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund administrative expenses.