From the U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code [uscode.house.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 5, 1999] [CITE: 42USC300ff-72] TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE CHAPTER 6A - PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE SUBCHAPTER XXIV - HIV HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROGRAM Part D - General Provisions -HEAD- Sec. 300ff-72. Provisions relating to blood banks -STATUTE- (a) Informational and training programs The Secretary shall - (1) develop and make available to technical and supervisory personnel employed at blood banks and facilities that produce blood products, materials and information concerning measures that may be implemented to protect the safety of the blood supply with respect to the activities of such personnel, including - (A) state-of-the-art diagnostic and testing procedures relating to pathogens in the blood supply; and (B) quality assurance procedures relating to the safety of the blood supply and of blood products; and (2) develop and implement a training program that is designed to increase the number of employees of the Department of Health and Human Services who are qualified to conduct inspections of blood banks and facilities that produce blood products. (b) Updates The Secretary shall periodically review and update the materials and information made available under informational or training programs conducted under subsection (a) of this section. (c) Authorization of appropriations There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $1,500,000 for fiscal year 1991, and such sums as may be necessary in each of the fiscal years 1992 through 1995. -SOURCE- (July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXVI, Sec. 2672, as added Pub. L. 101-381, title IV, Sec. 401, Aug. 18, 1990, 104 Stat. 618.)
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