Summary: H.R.5112 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (10/23/1990)

Home Health Care and Alzheimer's Disease Amendments of 1990 - Title I: Demonstration Projects for Health Care Services in the Home - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require between five and 20 (currently, between three and five) grants to States for demonstration projects on home health care. Revises the services to be provided. Requires that: (1) not less than 25 percent of grant expenditures are for services to individuals who (currently, not less than 25 percent of individuals receiving services) are 65 or over; and (2) not less than ten percent of expenditures are for services to individuals who are 85 or over. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires between five and 15 (currently, between three and five) grants to States for demonstration projects to coordinate and provide certain services and information on Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. Requires that the projects, among other things, coordinate the development and operation with (currently, by) public and private organizations of certain services. Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Revision of Programs for Research on Alzheimer's Disease - Includes university medical centers as eligible for cooperative agreements and grants for Alzheimer's disease centers under existing provisions. Modifies the allowed uses of such assistance.

Requires that each center of geriatric research and training, provided for by existing provisions, be known as a Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

Requires the development or expansion of at least ten (currently, no minimum is specified) centers of excellence in geriatric research and training of researchers. Requires that the research of the centers, including research on menopause, work toward avoiding institutionalization and prolonged hospitalization and otherwise increase independence.

Title III: Task Force on Aging Research - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Task Force on Aging Research to make recommendations to the Secretary on projects and categories of research the Secretary should conduct or support, priorities in the provisions of funds, and the amount of funds that should be appropriated. Authorizes appropriations.

Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions - Adds to the duties of the Secretary, under provisions relating to the Office of Minority Health, that of supporting enhancement of tertiary perinatal facilities in rural States with infant mortality rates among individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds that are significantly above the national average.

Expands the definition of "eligible areas," for provisions relating to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), to include areas with a cumulative per capita incidence over a specified level.

Title V: Fellowships - Amends the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Act to remove the time limit on the application to the President of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of provisions relating to Government employees and: (1) annuities and pay on reemployment; and (2) employment of retired members of the uniformed services and reductions in retired or retainer pay.