H.R.3710 - Office of Correctional Public Health Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: H.R.3710 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in House (10/01/2007)
Office of Correctional Public Health Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the Office of Correctional Public Health (OCPH) within the Office of Public Health and Science. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of OCPH, to carry out public health activities for individuals who are: (1) employed in the field of corrections as employees in federal, state, or local penal or correctional institutions; (2) incarcerated in such institutions; (3) employed as parole or probation officers; or (4) under parole or probation supervision. Includes among such activities disease prevention, health promotion, service delivery, research, and health professions education activities.
Authorizes the Secretary to make matching grants to states to provide for correctional populations screenings, immunizations, and treatment for hepatitis A, B, and C and other infectious diseases. Requires a portion of each grant to be expended to carry out such activities at penal or correctional facilities that are not facilities in which individuals serve terms of imprisonment, including remand facilities.