116 STAT. 2032 PUBLIC LAW 107-287—NOV. 7, 2002 "(B) Local and community emergency response providers. "(C) Active duty military personnel. "(D) Individuals seeking care at Department medical centers. "(2) The strategies under paragraph (1) shall include the following: "(A) Training and certification of providers of mental health counseling and assistance. "(B) Mechanisms for coordinating the provision of mental health counseling and assistance to emergency response providers referred to in paragraph (1). "(3) The Secretary shall develop and maintain the strategies under paragraph (1) in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the American Red Cross, and the working group referred to in subsection (e)(2).". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 8116 the following new item: "8117. Emergency preparedness.". 38 USC note (b) REPEAL OF CODIFIED PROVISIONS. —Subsections (a), (b)(2), prec. 8101. (c), (d), (e), and (f) of section 154 of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-188; 38 U.S.C. note prec. 8101) are repealed. 38 USC note (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Subsection (g) of such section prec. 8101. is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting "of section 8117 of title 38, United States Code" after "subsection (a)"; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking "subsections (b) through (f)" and inserting "subsection (b)(1) of this section and subsections (b) through (f) of section 8117 of title 38, United States Code". Approved November 7, 2002. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3253 (S. 2132): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107-471 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs). SENATE REPORTS: No. 107-229 accompanying S. 2132 (Comm. on Veterans' Af- fairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002): May 20, considered and passed House. Aug. 1, considered and passed Senate, amended. Sept. 17, House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 526. Oct. 15, Senate concurred in House amendment with an amendment. Oct. 16, House concurred in Senate amendment.
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