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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 3780

PUBLIC LAW 99-660—NOV. 14, 1986 (1) Whether each of the illnesses or conditions set forth in subsection (a) can reasonably be determined in some circumstances to be caused or significantly aggravated, by pertussis-containing vaccines. (2) For each illness or condition for which a finding of causation or aggravation related to vaccines containing pertussis is made under paragraph (1), the circumstances under which such causation or aggravation can reasonably be determined to occur. (3) For each illness or condition for which a finding of causation or aggravation related to vaccines containing pertussis is made under paragraph (1), and for each illness or condition set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table under section 2114 of the Public Health Service Act, the time periods within which the first symptom or manifestation of onset or aggravation of each such illness or condition can reasonably be determined to occur after pertussis vaccination.

Ante, p. 3764.

Regulations.

(c) REVISION OF TABLE WITH J{ESPECT TO PERTUSSIS VACCINES.—At

the same time the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register findings under subsection (b), the Secretary shall propose regulations to amend the Vaccine Injury Table under section 2114 of the Public Health Service Act as a result of such findings. Not later than 42 months after the effective date of this title, the Secretary shall promulgate such proposed regulations with such modifications as may be necessary after opportunity for public hearing. (d) REVIEW OF M M R VACCINES AND RELATED ILLNESSES AND CONDI-

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TIONS.—Not later than 3 years after the effective date of this title, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall complete a review similar to the review conducted under subsection (a) with respect to the potential relationship between vaccines containing rubella (including MMR) and radiculoneuritis. The review under this subsection shall include notice and opportunity for a public hearing, consultation with the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines and consideration of written information submitted by the public. Not later than 3 years after the effective date of this title, the Secretary shall make and publish in the Federal Register findings similar to those required by subsection (b) and shall, if appropriate, propose similar regulations (and thereafter promulgate such regulations) to those required by subsection (c), with respect to compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program established under section 2110 of the Public Health Service Act for radiculoneuritis caused, contributed to, or significantly aggravated by vaccines containing rubella.

Federal Register, publication.

Ante, p. 3758.

(e) PERTUSSIS AND MMR STUDIES.—

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Ante, p. 3771.

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(1) In order to assist the Secretary in making the findings required under subsections (b) and (d), the Secretary shall, in accordance with subparagraph (B), arrange for the conduct of studies of— fiij (A) the relationship between vaccines containing pertussis (including whole cell, extracts, and specific antigens) and the illnesses or conditions set forth in paragraphs (1) through (11) of subsection (a), ^iCc.. (B) the relationship between vaccines containing pertussis and any other illnesses and conditions, as selected by the Secretary or the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines established under section 2119 of the Public Health Service Act, and -;*- .I^J^M..,;,•:A;*,.-AJ-S^J fi?..: w; i'suitusi