Summary: H.R.2023 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 108-377 (10/30/2004)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 14, 2004. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Asthmatic Schoolchildren's Treatment and Health Management Act of 2004 - (Sec. 3) Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in making certain PHSA grants or any other asthma-related grant to a State, to give preference to States that require public elementary and secondary schools to allow students to self-administer medication to treat that student's asthma or anaphylaxis under specified conditions.

Provides that this Act does not create a cause of action or in any other way increase or diminish the liability of any person under any other law.

(Sec. 4) Expresses the sense of Congress: (1) commending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for identifying and creating strategies for addressing asthma within a coordinated school program; and (2) encouraging all schools to review these strategies and adopt policies that will best meet the needs of their student population.