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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-660—NOV. 14, 1986

100 STAT. 3758

NATIONAL VACCINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

42 USC 300aa-5.

"SEC. 2105. (a) There is established the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Director of the Program, in consultation with the National Academy of Sciences, from among individuals who are e n g ^ e d in vaccine research or the manufacture of vaccines or who are physicians, members of parent organizations concerned with immunizations, or representatives of State or local health agencies or public health organizations. "(b) The Committee shall— "(1) study and recommend ways to encourage the availability of an adequate supply of safe and effective vaccination products in the States, "(2) recommend research priorities and other measures the Director of the Program should take to enhance the safety and efficacy of vaccines, "(3) advise the Director of the Program in the implementation of sections 2102, 2103, and 2104, and "(4) identify annually for the Director of the Program the most important areas of government and non-government cooperation that should be considered in implementing sections 2102, 2103, and 2104. H*5^

42 USC 300aa-6.

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AUTHORIZATIONS

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"SEC. 2106. (a) To carry out this subtitle other than section 2102(9) there are authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1987, $2,500,000 for fiscal year 1988, $3,000,000 for fiscal year 1989, $3,500,000 for fiscal year 1990, $4,000,000 for fiscal year 1991. "(b) To carry out section 2102(9) there are authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for fiscal year 1987, $22,500,000 for fiscal year 1988, $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1989, $27,500,000 for fiscal year 1990, $30,000,000 for fiscal year 199L ,. .^ "Subtitle 2—National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program "PART A—PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS "ESTABLISHMENT OP PROGRAM

42 USC 300aa-10.

2110. (a) PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.—There is established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to be administered by the Secretary under which compensation may be paid for a vaccine-related injury or death. "(b) ATTORNEY'S OBLIGATION.—It shall be the ethical obligation of any attorney who is consulted by an individual with respect to a vaccine-related injury or death to advise such individual that compensation may be available under the program for such injury or death. "SEC.

"PETITIONS FOR COMPENSATION

42 USC 300aa-ll.

"SEC. 2111. (a) GENERAL RULE.—

"(1) A proceeding for compensation under the Program for a vaccine-related injury or death shall be initiated by service upon the Secretary and the filing of a petition with the United States district court for the district in which the petitioner resides or in which the injury or death occurred.