Text: H.R.5204 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 108-490 (12/23/2004)

 
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Public Law 108-490
108th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To amend section 340E of the Public Health Service Act (relating to 
 children's hospitals) to modify provisions regarding the determination 
    of the amount of payments for indirect expenses associated with 
         operating approved graduate medical residency training 
            programs. <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 2004 -  [H.R. 5204]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DISREGARD OF NEWBORN BASSINETS IN CALCULATING CASE MIX FOR 
            RECEIPT BY CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS OF FUNDING FOR GRADUATE 
            MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

    (a) In General.--Section 340E(d) of the Public Health Service Act 
(42 U.S.C. 256e(d)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``related to'' and 
        inserting ``associated with''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)(A)--
                    (A) by inserting ``ratio of the'' after ``hospitals 
                and the''; and
                    (B) by inserting at the end before the semicolon 
                ``to beds (but excluding beds or bassinets assigned to 
                healthy newborn infants)''.

    (b) Effective Date.--The <<NOTE: 42 USC 256e note.>> amendments made 
by subsection (a) shall apply to payments for periods beginning with 
fiscal year 2005.

    Approved December 23, 2004.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5204:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
            Oct. 6, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 8, considered and passed Senate.

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