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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-660—NOV. 14, 1986 1

100 STAT. 3781


(C) the relationship between vaccines containing rubella (including MMR) and radiculoneuritis. (2)(A) The Secretary shall request the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct the studies required by paragraph (1) under an arrangement by which the actual expenses incurred by such Academy in conducting such study will be paid by the Secretary. (B) If the Institute of Medicine is unwilling to conduct such study under such an arrangement, the Secretary shall enter into a similar arrangement with other appropriate nonprofit private groups or associations under which such groups or associations will conduct such study and prepare and submit the reports thereon as provided in paragraph (3). (C) The Institute of Medicine or other group or association conducting the studies required by paragraph (1) shall conduct such studies in consultation with the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines established under section 2119 of the Public Health Service Act. (3) Reports on the results of the studies required by paragraph (1) shall be completed and submitted to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and to the Secretary not later than 32 months after the effective date of this title. Upon submission to the Secretary, the reports shall be made available to the public. (4) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary for the purpose of making payments for the conduct of the studies required under this subsection. (f) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section: (1) The term "medical and scientific information" includes epidemiologic, clinical, biostatistical, pathological, toxicologic, and other laboratory data and case study information, observations, studies, and reports in peer-reviewed literature or official Government publications, as well as relevant unpublished information, data, studies, and observations. (2) The term "MMR" means a vaccine containing material intended to prevent or confer immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella disease.


Ante, p. 3771. Reports. Public information.

Appropriation authorization.


42 USC 300aa-l note.

(1) Not later than 3 years after the effective date of this title, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines established under section 2119 of the Public Health Service Act— i (A) arrange for a broad study of the risks (other than the risks considered under section 102) to children associated with each vaccine set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table under section 2114 of such Act, and Ante, p. 3764. (B) establish guidelines, after notice and opportunity for public hearing and consideration of all relevant medical and scientific information, respecting the administration of such vaccines which shall include— (i) the circumstances under which any such vaccine should not be administered.