H.R.3401 - Silvio O. Conte Disabilities Prevention Act102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24] (Introduced 09/24/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 102-271|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/20/1991 Referred to Subcommittee on Disability Policy. (All Actions)|
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Union Calendar No. 162 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3401 [Report No. 102-271] A BILL To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program for the prevention of disabilities, and for other purposes. October 24, 1991 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed HR 3401 RH Union Calendar No. 162 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3401 [Report No. 102-271] To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program for the prevention of disabilities, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 24, 1991 Mr. WAXMAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce October 24, 1991 Additional sponsor: Mr. Sikorski October 24, 1991 Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic] [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on September 24, 1991] A BILL To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program for the prevention of disabilities, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Silvio O. Conte Disabilities Prevention Act'. SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF SILVIO O. CONTE DISABILITIES PREVENTION PROGRAM. Part B of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 243 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 314 the following new section: `SILVIO O. CONTE DISABILITIES PREVENTION PROGRAM `SEC. 315. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, may make grants to and enter into contracts with public and nonprofit private entities for the purpose of carrying out programs for the prevention of disabilities and the prevention of secondary conditions resulting from disabilities. `(b) CERTAIN AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES- With respect to the prevention of disabilities and conditions described in subsection (a), activities for which the Secretary may provide financial assistance under such subsection include-- `(1) coordinating prevention activities; `(2) conducting demonstrations and interventions; `(3) conducting surveillances and studies; `(4) educating the public; and `(5) educating and training health professionals (including allied health professionals) and conducting activities to improve the clinical skills of such professionals. `(c) REPORTS TO SECRETARY- The Secretary may not provide financial assistance under subsection (a) unless the applicant involved agrees to submit to the Secretary such reports as the Secretary may require with respect to such assistance. `(d) PRIORITIES- The Secretary shall consult with the National Council on Disabilities in setting priorities to carry out this section. `(e) REQUIREMENT OF APPLICATION- The Secretary may not provide financial assistance under subsection (a) unless an application for such assistance is submitted to the Secretary and the application is in such form, is made in such manner, and contains such agreements, assurances, and information as the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out this section. `(f) LIMITATION REGARDING EDUCATION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS- In providing financial assistance under subsection (a), the Secretary may not, for activities described in subsection (b)(5), obligate more than 10 percent of the amounts appropriated under subsection (k) for any fiscal year. `(g) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE- The Secretary may provide training, technical assistance, and consultations with respect to the planning, development, and operation of any program for the prevention of disabilities or the prevention of secondary conditions resulting from disabilities. `(h) PROVISION OF SUPPLIES AND SERVICES IN LIEU OF FUNDS- `(1) IN GENERAL- Upon the request of a recipient of financial assistance under subsection (a), the Secretary may, subject to paragraph (2), provide supplies, equipment, and services for the purpose of aiding the recipient in carrying out such subsection and, for such purpose, may detail to the recipient any officer or employee of the Department of Health and Human Services. `(2) CORRESPONDING REDUCTION IN PAYMENTS- With respect to a request by a recipient for purposes of paragraph (1), the Secretary shall reduce the amount of payments under subsection (a) to the recipient by an amount equal to the costs of detailing personnel (including pay, allowances, and travel expenses) and the fair market value of any supplies, equipment, or services provided by the Secretary. The Secretary shall, for the payment of expenses incurred in complying with such request, expend the amounts withheld. `(i) EVALUATIONS AND REPORTS- `(1) EVALUATIONS- The Secretary shall, directly or through contracts with public or private entities, provide for evaluations of programs carried out pursuant to subsection (a). `(2) REPORTS- Not later than January 31, 1993, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, and to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, a report summarizing evaluations carried out pursuant to paragraph (1) during the preceding fiscal year. The Secretary shall provide a copy of each such report to the National Council on Disability. `(j) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section: `(1) The term `financial assistance' means a grant or contract. `(2) The term `prevention' means activities that address the causes of disabilities and secondary conditions resulting from disabilities, and activities that address the exacerbation of functional limitations, including activities that-- `(A) eliminate or reduce the factors that cause or predispose persons to disabilities or that increase the prevalence of disabilities; `(B) increase the early identification of existing problems to eliminate circumstances that create or increase functional limitations; and `(C) mitigate against the effects of disabilities throughout the person's lifespan. `(k) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- For the purpose of providing financial assistance under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1992, $20,000,000 for fiscal year 1993, and $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1995 and 1996.'.