Summary: H.R.7387 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.7387. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/21/1975)

Campuses for the Elderly Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to institute a program under which qualified organizations, public and private, will submit plans for the development of carefully conceived and innovative projects to meet the special health care, housing, and related needs of elderly persons in the campus-type setting. Provides that from the plans submitted the Secretary shall select which he determines are most promising in furtherance of the objectives of this Act.

Authorizes the Secretary to make, and contract to make, interest subsidy payments to the holder of any mortgage covering a project designed in accordance with a plan selected under this Act. Provides that as a condition for receiving such a subsidy the owner shall operate the project in accordance with such requirements as the Secretary may prescribe. Authorizes to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to make such payments.

Requires an evaluation of such projects not later than two years after their implementation to determine their effectiveness and suitability in meeting the needs of elderly persons. Provides that such evaluation shall be made by a committee consisting of the following members: (1) three members of the Congress to be appointed jointly by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Represenatives; and (2) six members to be appointed by the Secretary of which three shall be representative of the medical profession and three shall be persons who have had experience in the administration of health-care facilities, both proprietary and nonproprietary. Provides that the Committee shall submit to the Secretary for transmittal to the Congress a report with respect to its findings and recommendations not later than six months after the date on which the committee is fully organized.

Authorizes to be appropriated such sums (not to exceed $70,000) as may be necessary to carry out this evaluation.