Summary: H.R.4841 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4841. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/27/1994)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Programs Under Public Health Improvement Trust

Fund

Subtitle A: Programs of Public Health Service Act

Subtitle B: Comprehensive School Health Education

Title II: Amendments to Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Public Health Improvement Act of 1994 - Title I: Programs Under Public Health Improvement Trust Fund - Subtitle A: Programs of Public Health Service Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a new title regarding public health programs.

Establishes the Public Health Improvement Trust Fund to carry out public health programs. Appropriates to such Fund revenues received by the disallowed deduction for certain advertising expenses for tobacco products or alcoholic beverages.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to establish the National Public Health Advisory Commission for advice on carrying out this title and on other Federal policies regarding public health.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2002 for the activities of the Commission.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2002 for formula grants to States for core functions of public health programs. Declares the purpose of such grants to provide improvements in the health status of the public through attaining the Healthy People 2000 Objectives.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2000 for grants to eligible entities for comprehensive evaluations of disease prevention and health promotion programs.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2002 for: (1) scholarship loan repayment programs regarding service in approved public health positions; (2) grants to relevant institutions to expand educational capacities; and (3) grants to States lacking public health training programs.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 1997 for grants to public and nonprofit private entities for regional poison control centers.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1996 through 2002 for grants to eligible entities for the development and operation of school health service sites. Authorizes the Secretary to make loans and loan guarantees regarding such projects. Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2002 for a scholarship program and loan repayment program for school nurses.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2000 for: (1) grants to migrant health centers and community health centers; and (2) grants to public or private health care providers for the development of qualified community health plans and qualified community practice networks.

Authorizes the Secretary to make and guarantee loans for the capital costs of developing qualified community health groups.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1996 through 2000 for grants with relevant entities for enabling services such as transporation, community and patient outreach, patient education, and translation services.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2000 for: (1) the National Health Service Corps program and to increase the participation of nurses in scholarship and loan repayment programs; (2) grants to States to assist outpatient health centers (satellite clinics) that are providers of comprehensive health services; and (3) formula grants for the development and operation of community health advisor programs to assist States in attaining the Health People 2000 Objectives.

Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2000 for formula grants to States for service activities with respect to mental health and substance abuse. Authorizes the Secretary to make loans to entities for the capital costs incurred in the development of non-acute, residential treatment centers and community-based ambulatory clinics.

Subtitle B: Comprehensive School Health Education - Authorizes appropriations from the Fund for FY 1995 through 2000 for planning and implementation grants for State education agencies and local educational agencies for programs of comprehensive school health education.

Title II: Amendments to Internal Revenue Code of 1986 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to disallow the deduction for advertising expenses for tobacco products or alcoholic beverages.