H. R. 4982, Health Care Workforce Protection Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for treatment of certain respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures for purposes of targeted liability protections for pandemic and epidemic products and security countermeasures, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 03/04/20.

STATUS: Introduced 11/05/19 by Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2].


  • “In the case of a serious medical epidemic or disease outbreak, certified respirators and medical equipment must be made available and accessible to medical professionals and first responders to protect them from airborne threats,” said Rep. Bacon. “I am proud to introduce legislation that will ensure respiratory protection devices are available in the instance of a national or public health emergency.”  (Source: Rep. Bacon, Press Release, 11/19/19)


Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.

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