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R. HEALTH SERVICES FOR LIGHTHOUSE

KEEPERS

SECTION 108 OF THE HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, HEALTH STATISTICS, AND MEDICAL LIBRARIES ACT OF 1974

(PUBLIC LAW 93-353)

SEO. 108. (a) Subject to regulations of the President, lightkeepers, assistant lightkeepers, and officers and crews of vessels of the former Lighthouse Service, including any such persons who subsequent to June 30, 1939, were involuntarily assigned to other civilian duty in the Coast Guard, who were entitled to medical relief at hospitals and other stations of the Public Health Service prior to July 1, 1944, and who retired under the provisions of section 6 of the Act of June 20, 1918 (40 U.S.C. 763), shall be entitled to medical, surgical, and dental treatment and hospitalization at hospitals and other stations of the Public Health Service.

(b) Subsection (a) shall be effective from December 28, 1973.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

House Reports: No. 93-757 (Comm. on Interstate and Foreign Commerce) and No. 93-1170 (Comm. of Conference).

Senate Report No. 93-764 (Comm. on Labor and Public Welfare).

Congressional Record, Vol. 120 (1974):

Jan. 21, considered and passed House.

May 2, considered and passed Senate, amended.

July 10, Senate agreed to conference report.

July 11, House agreed to conference report.

(805)

S. HOME HEALTH SERVICES

SECTION 602 OF PUBLIC LAW 94-63

HOME HEALTH SERVICES

SEC. 602. (a) (1) For the purpose of demonstrating the establishment and initial operation of public and nonprofit private agencies (as defined in section 1861 (o) of the Social Security Act) which will provide home health services (as defined in section 1861 (m) of the Social Security Act) in areas in which such services are not otherwise available, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare may, in accordance with the provisions of this section, make grants to meet the initial costs of establishing and operating such agencies and expanding the services available through existing agencies, and to meet the costs of compensating professional and paraprofessional personnel during the initial operation of such agencies or the expansion of services of existing agencies.

(2) In making grants under this subsection, the Secretary shall consider the relative needs of the several States for home health services and preference shall be given to areas within a State in which a high percentage of the population proposed to be served is composed of individuals who are elderly, medically indigent, or both.

(3) Applications for grants under this subsection shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary shall prescribe by regulation.

(4) Payment of grants under this subsection may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement or in installments as the Secretary may determine.

(5) There are authorized to be appropriated $8,000,000 for fiscal year 1976 for payments under grants under this subsection.

(b) (1) The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare may make grants to public and nonprofit private entities to assist them in demonstrating the training of professional and paraprofessional personnel to provide home health services (as defined in secton 1861 (m) of the Social Security Act).

(2) Applications for grants under this subsection shall be in such form and contain such information as the Secretary shall by regulations, prescribe.

(3) Payment of grants under this section may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement, or in installments, as the Secretary shall determine.

(4) There is authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1976 for payments under grants under this subsection.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

House Reports: No. 94-137 accompanying H.R. 4925, No. 94-143 accompanying H.R. 4115, and No. 94–192 accompanying H.R. 4114 (Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce) and No. 94-348 (Committee of Conference).

Senate Report No. 94-29 (Committee on Labor and Public Welfare).

Congressional Record, Vol. 121 (1975) :

Apr. 10, considered and passed Senate.

May 7, H.R. 4114 and 4115 considered and passed House. June 5, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R 4114, H.R. 4115, and H.R. 4925.

July 14, Senate agreed to conference report.

July 16, House agreed to conference report.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Vol. 11, No. 31: July 26, vetoed; Presidential message. Congressional Record, Vol. 121 (1975) :

July 26, Senate overrode veto.

July 29, House overrode veto.

T. INFORMATION RESPECTING THE SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION OF AND REQUIRE

AND

MENTS FOR NURSES

SECTION 951 OF THE NURSE TRAINING ACT OF 1975

(Public Law 94-63)

INFORMATION RESPECTING THE SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION OF AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSES

SEC. 951. (a) (1) Using procedures developed in accordance with paragraph (3), the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Secretary") shall determine on a continuing basis

(A) the supply (both current and projected and within the United States and within each State) of registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, nurse's aides, registered nurses with advanced training or graduate degrees, and nurse practitioners;

(B) the distribution, within the United States and within each State, of such nurses so as to determine (i) those areas of the United States which are oversupplied or undersupplied, or which have an adequate supply of such nurses in relation to the population of the area, and (ii) the demand for the services which such nurses provide; and

(C) the current and future requirements for such nurses, nationally and within each State.

(2) The Secretary shall survey and gather data, on a continuing basis, on

(A) the number and distribution of nurses, by type of employment and location of practice;

(B) the number of nurses who are practicing full time and those who are employed part time, within the United States and within each State;

(C) the average rates of compensation for nurses, by type of practice and location of practice;

(D) the activity status of the total number of registered nurses with the United States and within each State;

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