H.R.5690 - School Protection Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] (Introduced 05/09/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||05/11/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5690 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/09/2012)
School Protection Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to, and enter contracts with, eligible entities to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of: (1) a biological or chemical attack affecting individuals in a school building or on school grounds, or (2) an outbreak of pandemic influenza among students, faculty, or other individuals under their care.
Requires any such training to prepare school nurses to: (1) take necessary measures, particularly in critical early stages, to protect and preserve life; (2) notify public health authorities as appropriate to help contain or mitigate the effects of an attack or outbreak; and (3) preserve evidence of a biological or chemical attack.