Summary: H.R.2343 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2343. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/14/1991)

Family Planning Amendments Act of 1991 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to remove provisions allowing the Secretary of Health and Human Services, on request of a family planning project grant recipient, to reduce the amount of the grant by the value of supplies or equipment furnished by the Secretary. Authorizes appropriations for grants and contracts for such projects.

Repeals formula grant provisions relating to family planning services.

Allows training grants and contracts to be used for technical assistance, training (including clinical training for obstetric-gynecologic nurse practitioners), and training for educators and counselors. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretary to conduct and to make grants and contracts for research on and evaluation of new or improved contraceptive devices, drugs, and techniques. Authorizes appropriations.

Allows research grants and contracts to be made for evaluation as well as for development of contraceptives, and to improve clinical management and direct delivery of family planning services.

Authorizes grants and contracts to make available to all persons desiring it information and education to enable responsible choices concerning sexuality, reproductive health, pregnancy, and parenthood. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires grant recipients under provisions relating to family planning methods or services to offer women information on pregnancy management options, defined as nondirective counseling and referrals regarding: (1) prenatal care and delivery; (2) infant care, foster care, and adoption; and (3) termination of the pregnancy.

Directs the Secretary to annually, through grants and contracts, collect data on: (1) individuals receiving family planning services and the types of services chosen; (2) the number of certain types of individuals at risk of unintended pregnancies; and (3) the sources of funding for subsidized family planning services. Requires a currently-mandated report and five-year plan to be based on the data collected.

Authorizes appropriations for administration of population research and family planning programs provisions of the Act.