H.R.2419 - Military Personnel War Zone Toxic Exposure Prevention Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] (Introduced 05/14/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||06/08/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2419 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/14/2009)
Military Personnel War Zone Toxic Exposure Prevention Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish and administer a system to identify members of the Armed Forces who were potentially exposed to a hazardous disposal site, as well as any negative health effects that may be related to such exposure.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) administer the system using existing medical surveillance systems; (2) notify a member and his or her commanding officer of a potential exposure; (3) for each member notified, collect information for purposes of the system; (4) for each member notified, annually provide a complete physical examination and related consultation and counseling; and (5) determine, and report to Congress on, whether existing surveillance systems are sufficient to identify all potential negative health effects resulting from such exposure.