Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 1.djvu/632

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116 STAT. 606 PUBLIC LAW 107-188-JUNE 12, 2002 42 USC 247d-6 note. 42 USC 247d-6. to communicate public health information regarding bioterrorism and other public health emergencies to the public. "(C) COMPOSITION. — The EPIC Advisory Committee shall be composed of individuals representing a diverse group of experts in public health, medicine, communications, behavioral psychology, and other areas determined appropriate by the Secretary. "(D) DISSEMINATION.— The Secretary shall review the recommendations of the EPIC Advisory Committee and ensure that appropriate information is disseminated to the public. " (E) TERMINATION. — The EPIC Advisory Committee terminates one year after the date of the enactment of Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. "(c) STRATEGY FOR CoMMUNieATiON OF INFORMATION REGARDING BIOTERRORISM AND OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH EMER- GENCIES.—In coordination with working group under subsection (a), the Secretary shall develop a strategy for effectively communicating information regarding bioterrorism and other public health emergencies, and shall develop means by which to communicate such information. The Secretary may carry out the preceding sentence directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements. " (d) RECOMMENDATION OF CONGRESS REGARDING OFFICIAL FED- ERAL INTERNET SITE ON BIOTERRORISM. —It is the recommendation of Congress that there should be established an official Federal Internet site on bioterrorism, either directly or through provision of a grant to an entity that has expertise in bioterrorism and the development of websites, that should include information relevant to diverse populations (including messages directed at the general public and such relevant groups as medical personnel, public safety workers, and agricultural workers) and links to appropriate State and local government sites.". (b) STUDY REGARDING COMMUNICATIONS ABILITIES OF PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and other appropriate Federal agencies, shall conduct a study to determine whether local public health entities have the ability to maintain communications in the event of a bioterrorist attack or other public health emergency. The study shall examine whether redundancies are required in the telecommunications system, particularly with respect to mobile communications, for public health entities to maintain systems operability and connectivity during such emergencies. The study shall also include recommendations to industry and public health entities about how to implement such redundancies if necessary. SEC. 105. EDUCATION OF HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL; TRAINING REGARDING PEDIATRIC ISSUES. Section 319F(g) of the Public Health Service Act, as redesignated by section 104(a)(2) of this Act, is amended to read as follows: " (g) EDUCATION; TRAINING REGARDING PEDIATRIC ISSUES. — "(1) MATERL\LS; CORE CURRICULUM.—The Secretary, in collaboration with members of the working group described