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House Report 107-593 - To accompany H.R. 4775 MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FURTHER RECOVERY FROM AND RESPONSE TO TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2002, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES
The conference agreement includes bill language proposed by both the House and Senate to revise the funding earmarked for the construction and renovation of health care facilities within the total funding previously appropriated for the account, with one additional bill language provision that changes the grantee for a $4,000,000 project within the Maternal and Child Health grant program from Columbia Hospital for Women Medical Center, Washington, D.C. to All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida.
The conferees make the following modification to the report language in the House and Senate bills. The funds available in Public Law 107-116 to carry out Section 417C of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 285a-9) are to be used for grants for education, prevention and early detection of radiogenic cancers and diseases, of which $1,000,000 shall be available to enter into a contract or cooperative agreement with the National Research Council to conduct a study under which the Council shall: (1) provide technical assistance to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and its grantees on improving accessibility and quality of medical screening, education and referral services; (2) report to HRSA on the most recent scientific information related to radiation exposure and associated cancers or other diseases, with recommendations for improving services for exposed persons; and (3) review and make recommendations on whether other classes of individuals or additional geographic areas should be covered under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program. The Council shall provide semi-annual interim reports to HRSA including technical assistance provided, study findings, and recommendations. The final report will be completed and presented by HRSA to Congress by June 30, 2005.
With respect to the $4,000,000 All Children’s Hospital provision, the conferees clarify that the project is to be completed by September 30, 2005.