H. R. 6372

To ensure that facilities of the Indian Health Service, facilities operated by an Indian tribe, tribal organization, or inter-tribal consortium, and facilities operated by an urban Indian organization receive items from the strategic national stockpile and qualified pandemic or epidemic products directly from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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117 HR 6372 IH: Tribal Medical Supplies Stockpile Access Act of 2022

U.S. House of Representatives

2022-01-11

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6372

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2022

Mr. Gallego

(for himself,

Mr. Cole

,

Ms. Davids of Kansas

, and

Ms. Leger Fernandez

) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To ensure that facilities of the Indian Health Service, facilities operated by an Indian tribe, tribal organization, or inter-tribal consortium, and facilities operated by an urban Indian organization receive items from the strategic national stockpile and qualified pandemic or epidemic products directly from the Department of Health and Human Services.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Tribal Medical Supplies Stockpile Access Act of 2022

.

2.

Provision of items to Indian programs and facilities

(a)

Strategic national stockpile

Section 319F–2(a)(3)(G) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d–6b(a)(3)(G)) is amended by inserting

, and, in the case that the Secretary deploys the stockpile under this subparagraph, ensure that appropriate drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, and other supplies are deployed by the Secretary directly to health programs or facilities operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, a tribal organization (as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (

25 U.S.C. 5304

)), or an inter-tribal consortium (as defined in section 501 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (

25 U.S.C. 5381

)) or through an urban Indian organization (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act), while avoiding duplicative distributions to such programs or facilities

before the semicolon.

(b)

Distribution of qualified pandemic or epidemic products to IHS facilities

Title III of the Public Health Service Act (

42 U.S.C. 241 et seq.

) is amended by inserting after section 319F–4 the following:

319F–5.

Distribution of qualified pandemic or epidemic products to Indian programs and facilities

In the case that the Secretary distributes qualified pandemic or epidemic products (as defined in section 319F–3(i)(7)) to States or other entities, the Secretary shall ensure that, as appropriate, such products are distributed directly to health programs or facilities operated by the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, a tribal organization (as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (

25 U.S.C. 5304

)), or an inter-tribal consortium (as defined in section 501 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (

25 U.S.C. 5381

)) or through an urban Indian organization (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act), while avoiding duplicative distributions to such programs or facilities.

.