H.R.903 - Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2009

To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the roles of dentists and allied dental personnel in the Nation's disaster response framework, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the roles of dentists and allied dental personnel in the Nation's disaster response framework, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2010 as reported to house.
  • Short: Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2010 as passed house.

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Official Summary

Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2010 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the inclusion of dental health facilities in the National Health Security Strategy for purposes of preparedness during public health emergencies. Includes dental entities among entities that may carry

Official Summary

Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2010 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the inclusion of dental health facilities in the National Health Security Strategy for purposes of preparedness during public health emergencies. Includes dental entities among entities that may carry out education and training activities to improve responses to public health emergencies. Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to:
(1) define \"emergency responder providers\" to include federal, state, and local governmental and nongovernmental dental personnel, agencies, and authorities; and
(2) require the Chief Medical Officer to serve as the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) primary point of contact for the dental community, with respect to medical and public health matters. Amends the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to require operational plans developed under the National Response Plan to address the preparedness and deployment of dental resources.

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