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101 STAT. 1330-223
101 STAT. 1330-223
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

PUBLIC LAW 100-203—DEC. 22, 1987

101 STAT. 1330-223

"(1) The Secretary shall review the number of such awards made in the 12-month period beginning on the effective date of this part. "(2) At the end of each 3-month period beginning after the expiration of the 12-month period referred to in paragraph (1) the Secretary shall review the number of such awards made in the 3-month period. "(b) REPORT.—

"(1) If in conducting a review under subsection (a) the Secretary determines that at the end of the period reviewed the total number of awards made by the end of that period and accepted under section 2121(a) exceeds the number of awards listed next to the period reviewed in the table in paragraph (2)— "(A) the Secretary shall notify the Congress of such determination, and "(B) beginning 180 days after the receipt by Congress of a notification under paragraph (1), no petition for a vaccinerelated injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine on or after the effective date of this part may be filed under section 2111. Section 2111(a) and part B shall not apply to civil actions for damages for a vaccine-related injury or death for which a petition may not be filed because of subparagraph (B). "(2) The table referred to in paragraph (1) is as follows: •"* "Period reviewed: 12 months after the effective date of part 13th through the 15th month after such date 16th through the 18th month after such date 19th through the 21st month after such date 22nd through the 24th month after such date 25th through the 27th month after such date 28th through the 30th month after such date 31st through the 33rd month after such date 34th through the 36th month after such date 37th through the 39th month after such date 40th through the 42nd month after such date 43rd through the 45th month after such date 46th through the 48th month after such date

Total number of awards by the end of the period reviewed 150 188 225 263 300 338 375 413 450 488 525 563 600.".

(g) TECHNICAL.—Section 2115 (42 U.S.C. 300a-15) is amended by 42 USC redesignating the second subsection (f) and subsection (g) as subsec- 300aa-15. tions (g) and (h), respectively. SEC. 4304. PETITIONS.

(a) APPLICATION OF LIMITS.—Section 2111(a) (42 U.S.C. 300aa-ll) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(8) This subsection applies only to a person who has sustained a vaccine-related injury or death and who is qualified to file a petition for compensation under the Program.". (b) QUALIFICATION.—

(1) Section 2111(b)(l) (42 U.S.C. 300a-l 1(b)(1)(A)) is amended by 42 USC striking out "may file" and inserting in lieu thereof "may, if the 300aa-ll. person meets the requirements of subsection (c)(1), file". (2) Section 2111(c)(l)(D) (42 U.S.C. 300a-ll(c)(l)(D)) is amended (A) by striking out "for more than 1 year" and inserting in lieu thereof "for more than 6 months", (B) by striking out ",Tii)" and '"Copy read "Period reviewed:".