Public Health Service Act


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Public Health Service Act

One of the principal laws giving the authority for federal health activities. First enacted July 1, 1944, it provided a complete codification of all the federal public health laws. Many of the health laws since 1944 are amendments to the Public Health Service Act revising, extending, or giving new authority to the act.
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Part A of title IX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.
This House-passed legislation proposes profound reductions to education programs of critical importance to the health care professions pipeline--the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) and the Health Professions Programs (Title VII) administered at the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Shays, Christopher [CT-4] "Microbicide Development Act" To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to facilitating the development of microbicides for preventing transmission of HIV and other diseases, and for other purposes.
Summary: Amends the Public Health Service Act. Directs the Department of Heath and Human Services' Administration on Aging to oversee a three-year national education campaign by the National Safety Council that focuses on ways to reduce the risk of elder falls and prevent repeat falls.
In other provisions of the omnibus spending bill, lawmakers restored funds for primary care training programs under Title VII, Section 747 of the Public Health Service Act. The president's fiscal 2003 budget request, which proposed a 75% cut to all health professions programs, included no funds for the training programs.
The analysis calls this effort flawed because the administration is comparing the funding for abstinence education with the funding of noneducation services such as Medicaid and family planning services under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.
President Bush's fiscal year 2003 budget request threatens to virtually eliminate federal funding under Title VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act and could result in shortages in the physician workforce, according to medical associations.
It would amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a national organ and tissue donor registry through the department of motor vehicle license application process.
S.471 Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005" To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

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