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                        POISON CENTER NETWORK ACT

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Public Law 113-77
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center 
 national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program, 
     and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 24, 2014 -  [H.R. 3527]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Poison Center 
Network Act.>> 
SECTION <<NOTE: 42 USC 201 note.>>  1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Poison Center Network Act''.
SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF POISON CONTROL CENTERS NATIONAL TOLL-
                    FREE NUMBER.

    Section 1271 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d-71) is 
amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
    ``(b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section, $700,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2015 through 2019 for the maintenance of the nationwide toll free 
phone number under subsection (a).''.
SEC. 3. REAUTHORIZATION OF NATIONWIDE MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE 
                    POISON CONTROL CENTER UTILIZATION.

    Section 1272 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300d-72) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (c)(2), by striking the comma after 
        ``Congress''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following:

    ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section, $800,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2015 through 2019.''.
SEC. 4. REAUTHORIZATION OF THE POISON CONTROL CENTER GRANT 
                    PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Section 1273 of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 300d-73) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``certified'' and inserting 
                ``accredited''; and
                    (B) by striking ``certification'' and inserting 
                ``accreditation'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``establish'' and 
                inserting ``research, establish, implement,'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (7) as 
                paragraphs (5) through (8);
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (3), the following:

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            ``(4) to research, improve, and enhance the communications 
        and response capability and capacity of the nation's network of 
        poison control centers to facilitate increased access to the 
        centers through the integration and modernization of the current 
        poison control centers communications and data system, including 
        enhancing the network's telephony, Internet, data and social 
        networking technologies;'';
                    (D) in paragraph (6) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``paragraph (4)'' and inserting ``paragraph 
                (5)''; and
                    (E) in paragraph (8) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``and respond'' and inserting ``and Internet 
                communications, and to sustain and enhance the poison 
                control center's network capability to respond'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in the subsection heading, by striking 
                ``Certification'' and inserting ``Accreditation'';
                    (B) by striking ``certified'' each place that such 
                term appears and inserting ``accredited''; and
                    (C) by striking ``certification'' each place that 
                such term appears and inserting ``accreditation'';
            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in the subsection heading, by striking 
                ``Certification'' and inserting ``Accreditation'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``the certification'' and 
                      inserting ``the accreditation'';
                          (ii) by striking ``a noncertified'' and 
                      inserting ``a nonaccredited''; and
                          (iii) by striking ``a certification'' and 
                      inserting ``an accreditation''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) by striking the last sentence; and
                          (ii) by striking ``exceed 5 years.'' and 
                      inserting the following ``exceed--
                    ``(A) 5 years; or
                    ``(B) in the case of a nonaccredited poison control 
                center operating pursuant to a waiver under this 
                subsection as of October 1, 2014, 6 years.'';
            (5) in subsection (f), by striking ``for activities of the 
        center'' and inserting ``for its activities''; and
            (6) by striking subsection (g) and inserting the following:

    ``(g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section, $28,600,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2015 through 2019. The Secretary may utilize an amount not to 
exceed 6 percent of the amount appropriated under this preceding 
sentence in each fiscal year for coordination, dissemination, technical 
assistance, program evaluation, data activities, and other program 
administration functions, which are determined by the Secretary to be 
appropriate for carrying out the program under this section.''.

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    (b) Effective <<NOTE: Applicability. 42 USC 300d-73 note.>>  Date.--
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of 
the enactment of this Act and shall apply to grants made on or after 
October 1, 2014.

    Approved January 24, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3527 (S. 1719):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-321 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
            Jan. 8, considered and passed House.
            Jan. 14, considered and passed Senate.

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