Outside Section 58
Data Current as of: 8/6/2010
**Section was returned for amendment (Attachment E)
Chapter 111 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 5A the following section:-
Section 5A½. There is hereby established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate trust fund to be known as the Emergency Stockpile Trust Fund for the purpose of effectively facilitating emergency management and pandemic preparedness in accordance with section 5A. The fund shall consist of monies collected pursuant to this section and any income derived from the investing of amounts credited to the fund. The department shall accept monies from municipalities, counties, healthcare facilities and other entities for the purpose of participating in federal contracts under 42 U.S.C. §247d-6b and made available to states under 42 U.S.C. §247d-3a. The department shall oversee the distribution of the funds and shall ensure that the distribution complies with the commonwealth's emergency management plan. All monies deposited into the fund shall be expended on behalf of the contributing municipalities, counties or healthcare facilities for the purchase of health care products and supplies needed for the purposes set forth in the commonwealth's comprehensive emergency management plan and made available under contracts accessible to the commonwealth under 42 U.S.C. §247d-3a and to support any reasonable and necessary administrative costs incurred by the department in managing the purchase of such products and supplies or otherwise overseeing the distribution of monies deposited into the fund. All monies deposited into the fund shall be expended exclusively for the purposes set forth in this section.