U.S. Congress. (2013). Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013. U.S. Government Publishing Office.
This Act authorizes funding for public health and medical preparedness programs (e.g., the Hospital Preparedness Program), amends the Public Health Service Act to provide state health departments flexibility in assigning human resources to meeting critical needs in a disaster, authorizes funding through 2018 for the purchase of medical countermeasures, and provides BioShield more flexibility in supporting research and development of potential medical countermeasures. Titles III and IV of this Act authorize the enhancement of medical countermeasure review and the acceleration of related research and development.