42 U.S. Code § 300d–72 - Nationwide media campaign to promote poison control center utilization
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(a) In general
The Secretary shall carry out, and expand upon, a national media campaign to educate the public and health care providers about poison prevention and the availability of poison control center resources in local communities and to conduct advertising campaigns concerning the nationwide toll-free number established under section 300d–71 (a) of this title.
(b) Contract with entity
The Secretary may carry out subsection (a) by entering into contracts with one or more public or private entities, including nationally recognized organizations in the field of poison control and national media firms, for the development and implementation of a nationwide poison prevention and poison control center awareness campaign, which may include—
(1) the development and distribution of poison prevention and poison control center awareness materials;
The Secretary shall—
(1) establish baseline measures and benchmarks to quantitatively evaluate the impact of the nationwide media campaign carried out under this section; and
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XII, § 1272, as added Pub. L. 108–194, § 3,Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2889; amended Pub. L. 110–377, § 4(a),Oct. 8, 2008, 122 Stat. 4064; Pub. L. 113–77, § 3,Jan. 24, 2014, 128 Stat. 644.)
2014—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 113–77, § 3(1), struck out comma after “Congress”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–77, § 3(2), added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2009, and $800,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014.”
2008—Pub. L. 110–377amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section required the Secretary to establish a national media campaign to educate the public and health care providers about poison control and prevention and authorized appropriations for fiscal years 2000 through 2009.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment