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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3525


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            October 15, 2019

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 AN ACT


 
 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Commissioner 
 of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to establish uniform processes 
   for medical screening of individuals interdicted between ports of 
                     entry, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening 
Standards Act''.

SEC. 2. RESEARCH REGARDING PROVISION OF MEDICAL SCREENING OF 
              INDIVIDUALS INTERDICTED BY U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER 
              PROTECTION BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting 
through the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of the 
Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Commissioner 
of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Chief Medical Officer of 
the Department, shall research innovative approaches to address 
capability gaps regarding the provision of comprehensive medical 
screening of individuals, particularly children, pregnant women, the 
elderly, and other vulnerable populations, interdicted by U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection between ports of entry and issue to the Secretary 
recommendations for any necessary corrective actions.
    (b) Consultation.--In carrying out the research required under 
subsection (a), the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of the 
Department of Homeland Security shall consult with appropriate national 
professional associations with expertise and non-governmental experts 
in emergency, nursing, and other medical care, including pediatric 
care.
    (c) Report.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the 
Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a 
report containing the recommendations referred to in subsection (a), 
together with information relating to what actions, if any, the 
Secretary plans to take in response to such recommendations.

SEC. 3. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS IMPLEMENTATION.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Chief Information Officer of the Department 
of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Chief Medical Officer of 
the Department, shall establish within the Department an electronic 
health record system that can be accessed by all departmental 
components operating along the borders of the United States for 
individuals in the custody of such components.
    (b) Assessment.--Not later than 120 days after the implementation 
of the electronic health records system, the Chief Information Officer, 
in coordination with the Chief Medical Officer, shall conduct an 
assessment of such system to determine system capacity for improvement 
and interoperability.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 26, 2019.

            Attest:

                                             CHERYL L. JOHNSON,

                                                                 Clerk.

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