Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (09/25/2008)

Recognizes the importance of: (1) reducing the transmission of infections in hospitals and ensuring appropriate use of antibiotics to meet patient and public health needs; (2) operational research for finding the best ways of preventing hospital- and community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and developing new antibiotics for improving care for MRSA patients; and (3) raising awareness of MRSA and methods of preventing MRSA infections.

Expresses support for the work of advocates, healthcare practitioners, and science-based experts in educating, supporting, and providing hope for individuals and their families affected by community and healthcare associated infections.