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1 for a prepaid health care plan eligible for Federal assistance

2 where such clinics or special projects so request. All such 3 clinics, special projects, and prepaid health care plans shall 4 provide outreach and followup services,”.

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SEC. 3. Section 310 of the Public Health Service Act is

6 further amended by inserting ” (a)” immediately after the 7 section designation and by adding at the end of such sub8 section the following new subsection: 9 “(b) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated 10 $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, 11 $25,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, $35,12 000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1975, $40,000,13 000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and $45,000,14 000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977, to enable the 15 Secretary to assist in the provision of necessary hospital 16 care to domestic agricultural migratory workers and their

17 families.”

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SEC. 4. Section 310 of the Public Health Service Act is

19 further amended by adding at the end of new subsection (b) 20 the following new subsection: 21

“ (c) In making grants under this section the Secretary 22 shall give priority to those applicants whose policymaking 23 body is composed of a majority of persons who are consumers 24 of its services, where competing applicants appear to the 25

Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to be equally qualified.”

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93D CONGRESS

1st SESSION

H. R. 2373

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 18, 1973 Mr. O'Hara introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com

mittee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

A BILL To amend the Public Health Service Act to extend the program

of assistance for health services for domestic migrant agricultural workers.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 That the first sentence of section 310 of the Public Health

4 Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242h) is amended by striking out 5 "and" immediately after “1972,” and by inserting after 6 “1973” the following:“, and for each succeeding fiscal year, 7 such sums as may be necessary”.

[H.R. 5576, introduced by Mr. Ashley on March 14, 1973; H.R. 5582, introduced by Mr. Casey of Texas on March 14, 1973; H.R. 5785, introduced by Mr. Harrington (for himself, Ms. Abzug, Mr. Badillo,

Mr. Burton, Ms. Chisholm, Mr. Cronin, Mr. de Lugo, Mr. Drinan, Mr. Eilberg, Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Hechler of West Virginia, Mr. Helstoski, Miss Jordan, Mr. Mitchell of Maryland, Mr. Moakley, Mr. Murphy of New York, and Mr. Nedzi)

on March 19, 1973; and H.R. 5786, introduced by Mr. Harrington (for himself, Mr. Owens, Mr. Price of

Illinois, Mr. Podell, Mr. Roe, Mr. Rosenthal, Mr. Roybal, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Schroeder, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Stark, Mr. Tiernan, Mr. Waldie, Mr. Wolff, Mr. Won

Pat, and Mr. Yatron) on March 19, 1973, are similar as follows:]

A BILL

To provide for accelerated research and development in the

care and treatment of autistic children, and for other

purposes.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 That this Act may be cited as the "Autistic Children

4 Research Act”.

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AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT

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SEC. 2. Part E of the Public Health Service Act is

7 amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

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"RESEARCH PROGRAM ON AUTISM

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"SEC. 446. (a) The Director of the National Institute

10 of Child Health and Human Development shall

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“(1) plan and develop a coordinated autism re

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search program encompassing the programs of the National Institutes of Health and related programs of

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other research institutes, and other Federal and non

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“(2) collect, analyze, and disseminate all data

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useful in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of

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detection and effective guidance for autistic children.

“ (b) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this section such sums as may be

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“LEARNING AND CARE CENTERS

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"SEC. 447. (a) The Secretary may make grants, loans, 17 und loan yuarantees to any public or private nonprofit 18 entity operating or proposing to operate a residential or

19 nonresidential center with education programs for autistic

20 children,

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“(b) A grant, loan, or loan guarantee under this sec22 tion may be made only after the Secretary approves a 23 plan submitted by such entity submitted in such form and 24 containing such information as the Secretary may require.

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1 “ (c) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry 2 out the provisions of this section $500,000 for fiscal year 3 1974 and $5,000,000 per annum for fiscal years 1975,

4 1976, 1977, and 1978.

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“(d) For the purposes of this section and section 446

6 the term 'autistic' means severe disorders of communica

7 tion and behavior such as infantile absorption in fantasy 8 as escape from reality, childhood schizophrenia, and other 9 child psychoses.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: H.R. 5785 and H.R. 5786 have a different subpara

graph (d) on page 3 as follows:

“(d) For the purposes of this section and section 446

the term 'autistic' means, but is not limited to, those afflicted

with infantile autism (Kanner's syndrome), profound
aphasia, childhood psychosis, or any other condition charac-
terized by severe deficits in language ability and behavior
and by the lack of ability to relate appropriately to others.”

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