H.R.501 - Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 01/11/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/26/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.501 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (02/25/2019)
Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019
This bill reauthorizes for FY2020-FY2024 and revises the national toll-free phone number, public awareness campaign, and grant program relating to poison control centers.
Among other changes, the bill
- supports enhancements of the national toll-free phone number, such as texting capabilities;
- expands the public awareness campaign to include education about drug misuse; and
- authorizes poison control centers and professional organizations to use grant funds for preventing and treating the misuse of opioids and other drugs.