S.3514 - Tribal Medical Supplies Stockpile Access Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 03/17/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3514 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2020)
Tribal Medical Supplies Stockpile Access Act of 2020
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to deploy drugs, vaccines, biological products, medical devices, and other supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile directly to health programs or facilities operated by the Indian Health Service (IHS), tribes, or tribal organizations. Such supplies from the stockpile are used to respond to public health emergencies.
Specifically, if HHS distributes pandemic or epidemic products (e.g., drugs or medical devices) to states or other entities, HHS must also deploy such products directly to health programs or facilities operated by IHS or other tribal entities.
HHS must coordinate with states, programs, and facilities to ensure supplies and products are distributed to such tribal entities.