ERIC Number: ED122995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Report Together with Minority and Additional Views and Including the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate and Comparison. House of Representatives, 94th Congress, 2d Session (May 12, 1976). Report No. 94-1026, Part III.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Presenting a summary and rationale for amendments to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, this document details the findings and recommendations of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee. Presented in a section by section format, the specific amendments are also summarized as follows: (1) limitation of specific authorizations of appropriations for the proposed programs to three years, with specification that subsequent funding for the remaining four years be amounts authorized by subsequent acts; (2) elimination of the proposed separate health professions scholarship program and establishment of Indian health scholarships under the Public Health Service Act; (3) change of the authorizations for construction and renovation of hospitals from $123.9 to $67.2 million in 1977, from $55.2 to $73.3 million in 1978, and from $24.7 to $49.7 million (1977), with provision to meet the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals; (4) clarification of the conditions under which Indian Health Service facilities are eligible for medical assistance payments under Medicaid; (5) strike the authorization for an American Indian School of Medicine and authorize a feasibility study re an Indian Medical School; (6) remove the provision for Congressional action on the Secretary's plan for legislation implementation. (JC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.