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PUBLIC LAW 107-188-JUNE 12, 2002 116 STAT. 625 "(4) enhancing the training of health care professionals to recognize and treat the mental health consequences of bioterrorism or other public health emergencies; "(5) enhancing the training of health care professionals to assist in providing appropriate health care for large numbers of individuals exposed to a bioweapon; "(6) enhancing training and planning to protect the health and safety of personnel involved in responding to a biological attack; "(7) developing and implementing the trauma care and bum center care components of the State plans for the provision of emergency medical services; or "(8) conducting such activities as are described in section 319C-l(d) that are appropriate for hospitals (including children's hospitals), clinics, health centers, or primary care facilities. "(f) LIMITATION ON AWARDS.^A political subdivision of a State shall not participate in more than one partnership described in subsection (b)(1). " (g) PRIORITIES IN USE OF GRANTS.— " (1) IN GENERAL.— "(A) PRIORITIES.— Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall, in carrying out the activities described in this section, address the following hazards in the following priority: "(i) Bioterrorism or acute outbreaks of infectious diseases. "(ii) Other public health threats and emergencies. "(B) DETERMINATION OF THE SECRETARY.— In the case of the hazard involved, the degree of priority that would apply to the hazard based on the categories specified in clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (A) may be modified by the Secretary if the following conditions are met: "(i) The Secretary determines that the modification is appropriate on the basis of the following factors: "(I) The extent to which eligible entities are adequately prepared for responding to hazards within the category specified in clause (i) of subparagraph (A). "(II) There has been a significant change in the assessment of risks to the public health posed by hazards within the category specified in clause (ii) of such subparagraph. "(ii) Prior to modifying the priority, the Secretary notifies the appropriate committees of the Congress of the determination of the Secretary under clause (i) of this subparagraph. "(2) AREAS OF EMPHASIS WITHIN CATEGORIES.—The Secretary shall determine areas of emphasis within the category of hazards specified in clause (i) of paragraph (1)(A), and shall determine areas of emphasis within the category of hazards specified in clause (ii) of such paragraph, based on an assessment of the risk and likely consequences of such hazards and on an evaluation of Federal, State, and local needs, and may also take into account the extent to which receiving an award under subsection (a) will develop capacities that can be used for public health emergencies of varying types.