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Protecting Seniors During Disasters Act

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A bill to amend title XXVIII of the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/19/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
09/20/2017Special Committee on Aging. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-379.
09/19/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 09/19/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 09/19/2017
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 09/19/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions09/19/2017 Referred to
Senate Aging (Special)09/20/2017 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (09/19/2017)

Protecting Seniors During Disasters Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters.

The duties of the committee are to:

  • provide advice and consultation related to activities to assist at-risk individuals (people with access and functional needs that may interfere with their ability to access or receive medical care before, during, or after a disaster or emergency);
  • evaluate and provide input to the medical and public health needs of seniors related to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all-hazards emergencies; and
  • provide advice and consultation related to seniors and state emergency preparedness and response activities.

The committee shall terminate on September 30, 2021.