H.R.5468 - Responsible Bioterrorism Funding Act of 2006

To require that bioterrorism-related grants provided by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to States and political subdivisions of States be distributed on the basis of a risk-based formula. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Responsible Bioterrorism Funding Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: To require that bioterrorism-related grants provided by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to States and political subdivisions of States be distributed on the basis of a risk-based formula. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Responsible Bioterrorism Funding Act of 2006 - Requires, for FY2007 and subsequent fiscal years, that all grants to states administered by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for preparation for or response to bioterrorism be distributed in accordance with a r

Official Summary

Responsible Bioterrorism Funding Act of 2006 - Requires, for FY2007 and subsequent fiscal years, that all grants to states administered by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for preparation for or response to bioterrorism be distributed in accordance with a risk-based formula predicated on a quantitative assessment of threat, vulnerability, and consequences. Directs the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to:
(1) develop such formula, which shall be established and provided to the HHS Secretary by March 31, 2006; and
(2) periodically review (and revise as appropriate) the formula to accurately distribute funds based on risk. Makes a revision ineffective for a fiscal year unless it is approved by both Secretaries by July 1 of the preceding year.

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