Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act
U.S. Congress. (2013). Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). Health Resources and Services Administration.
This is the original text of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, which allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue a declaration providing immunity from state and federal liability to persons and entities involved in the manufacture, testing, distribution, administration, and use of covered countermeasures, and provides a compensation program to certain individuals who receive covered countermeasures. A PREP Act declaration may be declared even if a public health emergency is not. The PREP Act, as codified as sections 319F-3 and 319F-4 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 247d-6d and 247d-6e, was amended in 2013 by PAHPRA.