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From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code
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[Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999]

[CITE: 42USC300aa-33]

 
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
    CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    SUBCHAPTER XIX - VACCINES
    Part 2 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
    subpart d - general provisions
 
-HEAD-
    Sec. 300aa-33. Definitions
 
-STATUTE-
      For purposes of this part:
        (1) The term ''health care provider'' means any licensed health
      care professional, organization, or institution, whether public
      or private (including Federal, State, and local departments,
      agencies, and instrumentalities) under whose authority a vaccine
      set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table is administered.
        (2) The term ''legal representative'' means a parent or an
      individual who qualifies as a legal guardian under State law.
        (3) The term ''manufacturer'' means any corporation,
      organization, or institution, whether public or private
      (including Federal, State, and local departments, agencies, and
      instrumentalities), which manufactures, imports, processes, or
      distributes under its label any vaccine set forth in the Vaccine
      Injury Table, except that, for purposes of section 300aa-28 of
      this title, such term shall include the manufacturer of any other
      vaccine covered by that section.  The term ''manufacture'' means
      to manufacture, import, process, or distribute a vaccine.
        (4) The term ''significant aggravation'' means any change for
      the worse in a preexisting condition which results in markedly
      greater disability, pain, or illness accompanied by substantial
      deterioration of health.
        (5) The term ''vaccine-related injury or death'' means an
      illness, injury, condition, or death associated with one or more
      of the vaccines set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table, except
      that the term does not include an illness, injury, condition, or
      death associated with an adulterant or contaminant intentionally
      added to such a vaccine.
        (6)(A) The term ''Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines''
      means the Commission established under section 300aa-19 of this
      title.
        (B) The term ''Vaccine Injury Table'' means the table set out
      in section 300aa-14 of this title.
 
-SOURCE-
    (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXI, Sec. 2133, as added Pub. L.
    99-660, title III, Sec. 311(a), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3778.)


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