H.R.3239 - To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to ensure the continuity of medical care following a major disaster by making private for-profit medical facilities eligible for Federal disaster assistance.107th Congress (2001-2002)
||Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] (Introduced 11/06/2001)
||House - Transportation and Infrastructure
||11/07/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. (All Actions)
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Introduced in House (11/06/2001)
Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to: (1) make private for-profit medical facilities (including hospitals and long-term care facilities) eligible for Federal disaster assistance (currently limited to non-profits); (2) revise the definition of "emergency preparedness" to include under measures to be undertaken in preparation for anticipated hazards the preparation of private nonprofit and for-profit medical facilities to withstand major disasters; (3) include the preparation of such medical facilities to withstand such disasters within emergency preparedness for purposes of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's contribution to States; and (4) define the term "long-term care facility" to mean any skilled nursing facility, any nursing facility, and any other long-term care facility, such as an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded.