Summary: H.R.501 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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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.