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Introduced in Senate (10/03/2002)

Trauma Care Systems Planning and Development Act of 2002 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect, compile, and disseminate information regarding trauma care and emergency medical services, and, in so doing, to give special consideration to the needs of rural areas.

Removes provisions dealing with a National Clearinghouse on Trauma Care and Emergency Medical Services.

Modifies provision pertaining to grants to improve trauma care in rural areas to allow the Secretary to make grants to entities to improve care by increasing communication and coordination with State trauma systems.

Amends provisions concerning matching funds for modifications of the trauma care part of State emergency services plans, including to modify the matching requirements to not less than $1 for each $1 of Federal funds in the third year of payments and not less then $2 for each $1 of Federal funds in the fourth and fifth years (currently the amount is set at not less than $3 for each $1 of Federal funding in the third year and subsequent years).

Amends requirements with respect to carrying out the purpose of allotments, including to require a State plan for emergency medical services to coordinate planning for trauma systems with State disaster emergency planning and bioterrorism hospital preparedness planning.

Requires States to submit to the Secretary the trauma care part of their emergency services plans in FY 2003 and in following years in order to receive Federal allotments to support the modification of such part.

Directs the Secretary to enter into a contract with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, or another appropriate entity, to conduct a study on the state of trauma care and trauma research.