H.R.5923 - School Protection Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] (Introduced 07/21/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/21/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5923 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/21/2016)
School Protection Act of 2016
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants and enter contracts to train elementary and secondary school nurses to serve as first responders and crisis managers in the event of a biological or chemical attack at a school or an outbreak of pandemic illness among individuals under their care.
The training must prepare school nurses to: (1) protect and preserve life; (2) notify public health authorities to help contain or mitigate the effects of an attack or outbreak; and (3) take other appropriate and feasible actions, such as preserve evidence of an attack.