Summary: H.R.3999 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/18/2004)

Trauma Research and Access to Urgent Medical Attention Act of 2004 or TRAUMA Act of 2004 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to trauma care, to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) conduct and support research, training, evaluations, and demonstration projects; (2) foster the development of appropriate, modern systems of care through the sharing of information among agencies and individuals involved in the study and provision of trauma care; (3) provide State and local agencies technical assistance, including the development of a model plan for triage, transfer, and transportation policies and for the designation of trauma centers; and (4) sponsor workshops and conferences.

Allows the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to: (1) establish and provide for the operation of information systems; and (2) collect, coordinate, and exchange information related to trauma system development or operation.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to make matching grants to each State that submits an application and agrees to comply with specified requirements to improve access to and enhance the development of its trauma care systems. Allows additional grants to be made to States, political subdivisions, consortia of States or political subdivisions, and accredited schools of medicine for the same purposes.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a comprehensive program of research on trauma, including the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of trauma-related injuries.