HIDA Government Affairs Alert

June 25, 2019

HIDA Preparedness Priorities Signed into Law

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Innovation Act (PAHPAI) was signed by President Trump last night and became law. The bipartisan legislation was passed by the Senate by voice vote on May 16th and passed by the House of Representative by a vote of 401-17 earlier this month.

PAHPAI is the third reauthorization of The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act originally passed in 2006. This is the first version of the bill to include key healthcare supply chain principles. These provisions were included in the final package which will now support a more elastic healthcare supply chain, including:

  • Communicating regional health systems to the supply chain;
  • Government coordination with the commercial market on response, re-entry and understanding manufacturing capacity;
  • Assessing ancillary product availability for medical countermeasures; and
  • Identification of product substitutes.

HIDA will continue to work with Capitol Hill to ensure government programs which support the healthcare supply chain are adequately funded.

View the full text of the bill►

Review HIDA’s one-page summary of PAHPAI successes►

Please contact HIDA Government Affairs if you have any questions at HIDAGovAffairs@HIDA.org or (703) 549-4432.