§ 6235. Task force
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: June 29, 2014
Effective: June 29, 2014
35 P.S. § 6235
§ 6235. Task force
(3) The task force shall issue a report with recommendations to the secretary within one year of its first meeting. The report shall also be transmitted to the Public Health and Welfare Committee of the Senate, the Health Committee of the House of Representatives and the Human Services Committee of the House of Representatives.
(2) Develop an active tick collection, testing, surveillance and communication program, subject to the availability of funds, in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection, to provide a better understanding of, including, but not limited to, the full range of tick-borne diseases, geographic hot spots and levels of infectivity to be used in targeting prevention, information and education efforts. This effort may include the exploration of and recommendations regarding the use of veterinary data on tick-borne disease prevention, specifically dogs and horses and perhaps other animals, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended. The surveillance data shall be communicated to health care professionals via public health alerts and shall be published on the department's publicly accessible Internet website. The department may enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding or other agreement with another governmental or nongovernmental entity to develop an active tick collection, testing, surveillance and communication program.
(7) Cooperate with The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Entomology, cooperative extension program for integrated pest management, to disseminate educational resources about ticks, related diseases and integrated pest management for disease prevention as required under paragraph (1) to health care professionals and the general public.
(9) Within 45 days of the effective date of this section, make available current data on tick surveillance programs in this Commonwealth conducted by other entities, including the Northeast DNA Laboratory of East Stroudsburg University and the Department of Entomology of The Pennsylvania State University, until such time as the department publishes the results of the active tick collection, testing, surveillance and communication program as provided for in paragraph (2). The data shall be communicated via public health alerts to health care professionals and made available on the department's publicly accessible Internet website.
2014, June 29, P.L. 808, No. 83, § 5, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 6235, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6235
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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