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PART E--DECLARATION OF PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO DIAGNOSTIC
OR TREATMENT CENTERS, CHRONIC DISEASE HOSPITALS,
REHABILITATION FACILITIES, AND NURSING HOMES 1
Sec. 641. The purpose of parts F and G of this title is-
(a) To assist the several States (1) to inventory their existing diagnostic or treatment centers, hospitals for the chronically ill and impaired, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes, (2) to survey the need for the construction of facilities of the types referred to in clause (1), and (3) to develop programs for the construction of such public and other nonprofit facilities of the types referred to in clause (1) as will, in conjunction with existing facilities, afford the necessary physical facilities for furnishing to all their people adequate services of the kinds which may be supplied by facilities of the types referred to in clause (1); and
(b) to assist in the construction, in accordance with such programs, of public and other nonprofit facilities of the types referred to in subsection (a).
PART F--SURVEYS AND PLANNING WITH RESPECT TO DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT CENTERS, CHRONIC DISEASE HOSPITALS,
REHABILITATION FACILITIES, AND NURSING HOMES
Authorization of Appropriation
Sec. 646. In order to assist the States in carrying out the purposes of section 641 (a) there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $2,000,000, to remain available until expended. The sums appropriated under this section shall be used for making payments to States which have submitted, and had approved by the Surgeon General, State applications for funds for carrying out such purposes.
Sec. 647. The Surgeon General shall approve a State application for funds for carrying out the purposes of section 641 (a) which-
(1) designates as the sole agency for carrying out such purposes, or for supervising the carrying out of such purposes, the State agency designated in accordance with section 623 (a) (1);
(2) provides for the utilization of the State advisory council provided in section 623 (a) (3), and if such council does not include representatives of nongovernment organizations or groups, or State agencies, concerned with rehabilitation, provides for consultation with organizations, groups, and State agencies so concerned; and
(3) provides for making an inventory and survey containing all information required by the Surgeon General and for developing a construction program in accordance with section 653.
Allotments to States
Sec. 648. Each State shall be entitled to an allotment of such proportion of any appropriation made pursuant to section 646 as its population bears to the population of all the States, and within such allotment shall be entitled to receive 50 per centum of its expenditures in carrying out the purposes of section 641 (a) in accordance with its application: Provided, That no such allotment to any State shall be less than $25,000. The Surgeon General shall from time to time estimate the sum to which each State
!! Parts E and F added by section 2 of the Medical Facilities Survey and Construction Act of 1954.
will be entitled under this section, during such ensuing period as he may determine, and shall thereupon certify to the Secretary of the Treasury the amount so estimated, reduced or increased, as the case may be, by any sum by which the Surgeon General finds that his estimate for any prior period was greater or less than the amount to which the State was entitled for such period. The Secretary of the Treasury shall thereupon, prior to audit or settlement by the General Accounting Office, pay to the State, at the time or times fixed by the Surgeon General, the amount so certified.
(b) Any funds paid to a State under this section and not expended for the purposes for which paid shall be repaid to the Treasury of the United States.
PART G--CONSTRUCTION OF DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT CENTERS, CHRONIC DISEASE HOSPITALS, REHABILITATION FACILITIES, AND
NURSING HOMES 1
Authorization of Appropriation 21 Sec. 651.-'In order to assist the States in carrying out the purposes of section 641 (b), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years-
(1) $20,000,000 for grants for the construction of public and other nonprofit diagnostic or treatment centers;
(2) $20,000,000 for grants for the construction of public and other nonprofit hospitals for the chronically ill and impaired;
(3) $10,000,000 for grants for the construction of public and other nonprofit rehabilitation facilities; and
(4) $10,000,000 for grants for the construction of public and other nonprofit nursing homes.
Allotments to States
Sec. 652. Each State shall be entitled for each fiscal year to an allotment of a sum bearing the same ratio to the sums appropriated for such year pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4), respectively, of section 651, as the product of (a) the population of such State and (b) the square of its allotment percentage (as defined in section 631 (a)) bears to the sum of the corresponding products for all of the States: Provided, That no such allotment to any State for the purposes of paragraph (1) or (2) of section 651 shall be less than $ 100,000 and no such allotment to any State for the purpose of paragraph (3) or (4) shall be less than $50,000, but for the purpose of this proviso the term “State" shall not include the Virgin Islands or Guam. Sums allotted to a State for a fiscal year and remaining unobligated at the end of such year shall remain available to such State for the same purpose for the next fiscal year (and for such year only) in addition to the sums allotted to such State for such next fiscal year.311
Regulations and Approval of State Plans
Sec. 653. (a) Within six months after this part becomes effective, the Surgeon General, with the approval of the Federal Hospital Council and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereinafter referred to as the 'Secretary'), shall revise and supplement the regulations issued under section 622 to provide general standards of construction and equipment, general standards of adequacy and priority, and requirements comparable to those provided in such regulations as to nondiscrimination and persons unable to pay, and as to general methods of administration of the State plan, for facilities for which payments are authorized under this part. After such regulations have been issued, any State desiring to take advantage of this part may submit, as a revision of, or supplement to, its plan under section 623, a plan for a construction program for diagnostic or treatment centers, hospitals for the chronically ill and impaired, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes. The Surgeon General shall approve any such revision of, or supplement to, the State plan which is based upon a statewide inventory of existing facilities available for such purposes and which-
1/ part G added by section 3 of the Medical Facilities Survey and Construction Act of 1954. 2/ Section 651 was amended by section 402 of PI. 911, 84 th Congress. 3, Section 652 was amended by section 19(c) of PL 896, 24 th Congress.
(1) meets the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (6), (8), and (9) of section 623 (a): Provided, that if the designated advisory council does not include representatives of nongovernmental organizations or groups, or State agencies, concerned with rehabilitation, the plan shall provide for consultation with organizations, groups, and State agencies so concerned;
(2) conforms with the regulations prescribed under section 622 as revised and supplemented for the purposes of this part;
(3) sets forth, with respect to each type of facility, the relative need determined in accordance with such revised regulations, and provides for the construction, insofar as financial resources available therefor and for maintenance and operation make possible, of such facilities in the order of such relative needs; and
(4) provides that the State agency will from time to time review its construction program for such facilities as a part of its State plan and submit to the Surgeon General any modifications thereof which it considers necessary.
(b) The provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of section 623 shall be applicable to State plans with respect to projects for construction under this part. Except with respect to hospitals, the provisions of subsection (d) of such section shall not be applicable to State plans with respect to projects for construction under this part.
Approval of Projects and Payments--Federal Share
Sec. 654. (a) Applications under this part by States, political subdivisions, or public or other nonprofit agencies for (1) public or other nonprofit diagnostic or treatment centers, (2) public or other nonprofit hospitals for the chronically ill and impaired, (3) public or other nonprofit rehabilitation facilities, or (4) public or other nonprofit nursing homes shall be submitted, and shall be approved by the Surgeon General (subject also, in the case of rehabilitation facilities, to the approval of the Secretary) if sufficient funds are available from the State's allotment under this part for such type of facility, in accordance with the procedures and subject to the conditions prescribed in subsection (a) of section 625 and the regulations issued under section 622 as revised and supplemented for the purposes of this part: Provided, however, That (except with respect to hospitals) the assurances required for compliance with State standards for operation and maintenance shall be limited to such standards, if any, as the State may prescribe. Approved applications shall be subject to amendment as provided in subsection (c) of section 625.
(b) Upon the request of any State that a specified portion of any allot ment to such State for the purposes of paragraph (1), (2), or (4) of section 651 be added to another allotment of such State for the purposes of one of
such paragraphs, and upon the simultaneous certification to the Surgeon General by the State agency in such State to the effect that it has afforded a reasonable opportunity to make applications for the portion so specified and there have been no approvable applications for such portion, the Surgeon General shall promptly adjust the allotments in accordance with such request and shall notify the State agency, and thereafter the allotments as so adjusted shall be deemed the State's allotments for the purposes of such paragraphs.
(c) In accordance with regulations, any State may file with the Surgeon General a request that a specified portion of an allotment to it under this part for any type of facility be added to the corresponding allotment of another State for the purpose of meeting a portion of the Federal share of the cost of a project for the construction of a facility of that type in such other State. If it is found by the Surgeon General (or, in the case of a rehabilitation facility, by the Surgeon General and the Secretary) that construction of the facility with respect to which the request is made would meet needs of the State making the request and that use of the specified portion of such State's allotment, as requested by it, would assist in carrying out the purposes of this part, such portion of such State's allot ment shall be added to the corresponding allotment of the other State, to be used for the purpose referred to above.
(d) Procedures and conditions for payments under this part shall be in accord with the provisions of subsection (b) of section 625.
(e) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, no application for a diagnostic or treatment center shall be approved under such subsection unless the applicant is (1) a State, political subdivision, or public agency, or (2) a corporation or association which owns and operates a nonprofit hospital (as defined in section 631 (g)).
TITLE VII-HEALTH RESEARCH FACILITIES1)
Declaration of Policy
Sec. 701. (a) The Congress hereby finds and declares that (1) the Nation's economy, welfare, and security are adversely affected by many crippling and killing diseases the prevention and control of which require a substantial increase, in all areas of the Nation, of research activities in the sciences related to health, and (2) funds for the construction of new and improved non-Federal facilities to house such activities are inadequate.
(b) It is therefore the purpose of this title to assist in the construction of facilities for the conduct of research in the sciences related to health by providing grants-in-aid on a matching basis to public and nonprofit institutions for such purpose.
Sec. 702. As used in this title
(1) the term “Council" means the National Advisory Council on Health Research Facilities established by section 703;
(2) the terms "construction” and “cost of construction” include (A) the construction of new buildings and the expansion, remodeling and alteration of existing buildings, including architects' fees, but not including the cost of acquisition of land or off-site improvements, and (B) equipping new build ings and existing buildings, whether or not expanded, remodeled, or altered;
(3) the term “nonprofit institution" means an institution owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; and
(4) the term “sciences related to health" includes medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, and public health, and fundamental and applied sciences when related thereto.
National Advisory Council on Health Research Facilities
Sec. 703. (a) There is hereby established in the Public Health Service a National Advisory Council on Health Research Facilities, consisting of the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, who shall be Chairman, and an official of the National Science Foundation designated by the National Science Board, who shall be ex officio members, and twelve members appointed by the Secretary without regard to the civil-service laws. Four of the appointed members shall be selected from the general public and eight shall be selected from among leading medical, dental, or scientific authorities who are skilled in the sciences related to health. In selecting persons for appointment to the Council, consideration shall be given to such factors, among others, as (1) experience in the planning, constructing, financing, and administration of institutions engaged in the conduct of research in the sciences related to health, and (2) familiarity with the need for research facilities in all areas of the Nation. (b) The Council shall-
(1) advise and assist the Surgeon General in the preparation of general regulations and with respect to policy matters arising in the administration of this title; and
(2) consider all applications for grants under this title and make to the Surgeon General such recommendations as it deems advisable with respect to (A) the approval of such applications, and (B) the amount which should be granted to each applicant whose application, in its opinion, should be approved.
1/ The PHS Act was amended by PL 835, 84th Congress, by adding a new Title VII.