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Medical Supplies for Pandemics Act of 2020

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the use of the Strategic National Stockpile to enhance medical supply chain elasticity and establish and maintain domestic reserves of critical medical supplies, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
05/21/2020Introduced in Senate

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05/21/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 05/21/2020
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS]* 05/21/2020

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/21/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/21/2020)

Medical Supplies for Pandemics Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take specified actions, as part of its management of the Strategic National Stockpile, to establish and maintain domestic reserves of critical medical supplies. Specifically, HHS must (1) create incentives for manufacturers of medical supplies to increase emergency stocks and diversify geographic production; (2) purchase, lease, or enter into joint ventures with respect to facilities and equipment to produce medical supplies; and (3) work with distributors to refresh and replenish medical supplies. HHS must also submit a report to Congress concerning the details of any purchase, lease, or joint venture.

The department's authority under the bill to make purchases, leases, or joint ventures for medical supplies terminates on September 30, 2023.