Summary: H.R.12328 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.12328. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/29/1974)

Community Mental Health Centers Extension Act - Declares the finding of Congress that community care is the most effective and human form of care for the majority of mentally ill and retarded individuals. States that it is the Federal Government's responsibility to insure the expansion of the community mental health center concept.

Authorizes appropriations for grants for facilities of public and nonprofit community mental health centers.

Provides for grants for specified portions of the cost of operation of such centers under the Community Mental Health Centers Act.

States that, where an application for a grant is made, the applicant must provide specified assurances, including that specialized services will be provided for the mental health of children and of the elderly. Sets forth requirements for an applicant providing programs for alcoholism and drug abuse.

Limits the amount of appropriations which may be used for the evalutation of programs under this Act.

Distinguishes, for purposes of granting assistance, between community mental health centers serving poverty areas and those not serving poverty areas.

Provides for grants to community mental health centers for consultation and education services. Authorizes appropriations of such sums as may be necessary for funding such grants.

States that no individual, especially alcoholics, narcotic addicts and other persons with drug dependence problems, shall be made the subject of any research carried out with funds provided by specified portions of this Act unless such individual explicitly agrees to become a subject of such research.

Repeals specified provisions of the Community Mental Health Centers Act.