[113th Congress Public Law 152]
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Public Law 113-152
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the 
     definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, 
 radioactive, and other extrinsic agents. <<NOTE: Aug. 8, 2014 -  [H.R. 
                                3548]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Improving Trauma 
Care Act of 2014. 42 USC 201 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014''.
SEC. 2. TRAUMA DEFINITION.

    (a) Revised Definition Under Trauma Systems Grants Programs.--
Paragraph (4) of section 1231 of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 300d-31) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(4) Trauma.--The term `trauma' means an injury resulting 
        from exposure to--
                    ``(A) a mechanical force; or
                    ``(B) another extrinsic agent, including an 
                extrinsic agent that is thermal, electrical, chemical, 
                or radioactive.''.

    (b) Revised Definition Under Interagency Program for Trauma 
Research.--Paragraph (3) of section 1261(h) of the Public Health Service 
Act (42 U.S.C. 300d-61(h)) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(3) The term `trauma' means an injury resulting from 
        exposure to--
                    ``(A) a mechanical force; or
                    ``(B) another extrinsic agent, including an 
                extrinsic agent that is thermal, electrical, chemical, 
                or radioactive.''.

    Approved August 8, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3548 (S. 2406):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-458 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
            June 24, considered and passed House.
            July 31, considered and passed Senate.

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