S.3735 - An Act to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the establishment and implementation of an emergency national swine flu immunization program and to provide an exclusive remedy for personal injury or death arising out of the manufacture, distribution, or administration of the swine flue vaccine under such program.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 08/05/1976)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Public Welfare; Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 94-1147|
|Latest Action:||08/12/1976 Public law 94-380. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: S.3735 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (08/10/1976)
National Influenza Program - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to establish, conduct, and support activities necessary to carry out a national influenza immunization program. Directs the Secretary to make quarterly reports to Congress on the administration of such activities.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the scope and extent of liability for personal injuries arising out of immunization programs and of alternative approaches to providing protection against such liability and compensation for such injuries. Requires the Secretary to report the results of such study, along with legislative recommendations, to Congress within one year of enactment of these provisions.
Makes the United States liable with respect to claims for personal injury or death resulting from the administration of vaccine under the immunization program. Establishes procedures under which all such claims will be asserted directly against the United States and makes such procedures the exclusive legal remedy.