S.285 - CHEER Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bond, Christopher S. [R-MO] (Introduced 02/03/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions | House - Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 109-66|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/05/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.5574, which became Public Law 109-307 on 10/6/2006.|
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [S. 285 Referred in House (RFH)] 109th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 285 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 27, 2005 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To reauthorize the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program. 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 ``Children's Hospitals Educational Equity and Research Act'' or the ``CHEER Act''. SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM. (a) Extension of Program.--Section 340E(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(a)) is amended by striking ``2005'' and inserting ``2010''. (b) Direct Graduate Medical Education.--Section 340E(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(c)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)(B), by inserting ``but without giving effect to section 1886(h)(7) of such Act)'' after ``section 1886(h)(4) of the Social Security Act''; and (2) in paragraph (2)(E)(ii), by striking ``described in subparagraph (C)(ii)'' and inserting ``applied under section 1886(d)(3)(E) of the Social Security Act for discharges occurring during the preceding fiscal year''. (c) Nature of Payments.--Section 340E(e)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(e)(3)) is amended by striking ``made to pay'' and inserting ``made and pay''. (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 340E(f) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(f)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)(A)-- (A) in clause (ii), by striking ``and''; (B) in clause (iii), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and (C) by adding at the end the following: ``(iv) for fiscal year 2006, $110,000,000; and ``(v) for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2010, such sums as may be necessary.''; and (2) in paragraph (2)-- (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)-- (i) by striking ``There are hereby authorized'' and inserting ``There are authorized''; and (ii) by striking ``(b)(1)(A)'' and inserting ``(b)(1)(B)''; (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and''; (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and (D) by adding at the end the following: ``(D) for fiscal year 2006, $220,000,000; and ``(E) for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2010, such sums as may be necessary.''. (e) Technical Amendment.--Section 340E(e)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(e)(2)) is amended by striking the first sentence. SEC. 3. SENSE OF THE SENATE. It is the sense of the Senate that perinatal hospitals play an important role in providing quality care and ensuring the best possible outcomes for thousands of seriously ill newborns each year, and that medical training programs at perinatal hospitals give providers essential training in treating healthy mothers and babies as well as patients in neonatal intensive care units. Passed the Senate July 26, 2005. Attest: EMILY J. REYNOLDS, Secretary.