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Janey Ensminger Act of 2019

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Janey Ensminger Act of 2019

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05/21/19

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Date: May 21, 2019

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116.S.1563
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Armed Forces and National Security
Janey Ensminger Act of 2019
Date: May 21, 2019 Official Title: To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's review and publication of illness and conditions relating to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and their family members, and for other purposes.Short title This Act may be cited as the "Janey Ensminger Act of 2019".Review and publication of illness or condition Part P of title III of the Public Health Service Act ( et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Review and publication of illnesses and conditions Consistent with section 104(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, and not less frequently than once every 3 years thereafter, the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, shall
* (A) review the scientific literature relevant to the relationship between the employment or residence of individuals at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for not fewer than 30 days during the period beginning on August 1, 1953, and ending on December 21, 1987, and specific illnesses or conditions incurred by those individuals;
* (B) determine each illness or condition for which there is evidence that exposure to a toxic substance at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during the period specific in subparagraph (A) may be a cause of the illness or condition; and
* (C) with respect to each illness or condition for which a determination has been made under subparagraph (B), categorize the evidence of the connection of the illness or condition to exposure described in that subparagraph as—
* (i) sufficient to conclude with reasonable confidence that the exposure is a cause of the illness or condition;
* (ii) modest supporting causation, but not sufficient to conclude with reasonable confidence that exposure is a cause of the illness or condition; or
* (iii) no more than limited supporting causation;