Public Health Service Act Law and Legal Definition
The Public Health Service Act of 1944 consolidated and revised almost all legislations relating to public health services. The Act outlines a policy framework for federal state cooperation in public health. The Act provides:
1. for the licensing of biological products; and
2. for suspending licenses in cases of danger to public health.
The Act was subject to amendments by:
1. Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970;
2. National Cancer Act of 1971;
3. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996;
4. Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance Research and Education Amendments of 2001;
5. Hematological Cancer Research Investment and Education Act of 2001; and
6. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.