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US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
Subtitle L--Maternal and Child Health Services

(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- To carry out this section and the amendment made by subsection (b), there are authorized to be appropriated, in addition to such other sums as may be available for such purpose-- (3365)

(A) $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (3366)

(B) such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. (3367)


(A) STUDY- The Secretary shall conduct a study on the benefits of screening for postpartum conditions. (3369)

(B) REPORT- Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall complete the study required by subparagraph (A) and submit a report to the Congress on the results of such study. (3370)


Title V of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701 et seq.), as amended by sections 2951 and 2952(c), is amended by adding at the end the following: (3372)


"(a) Allotments to States- (3374)

"(1) AMOUNT- (3375)

"(A) IN GENERAL- For the purpose described in subsection (b), subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014, the Secretary shall allot to each State an amount equal to the product of-- (3376)

"(i) the amount appropriated under subsection (f) for the fiscal year and available for allotments to States after the application of subsection (c); and (3377)

"(ii) the State youth population percentage determined under paragraph (2). (3378)


"(i) IN GENERAL- Each State allotment under this paragraph for a fiscal year shall be at least $250,000. (3380)

"(ii) PRO RATA ADJUSTMENTS- The Secretary shall adjust on a pro rata basis the amount of the State allotments determined under this paragraph for a fiscal year to the extent necessary to comply with clause (i). (3381)


"(i) IN GENERAL- A State shall not be paid from its allotment for a fiscal year unless the State submits an application to the Secretary for the fiscal year and the Secretary approves the application (or requires changes to the application that the State satisfies) and meets such additional requirements as the Secretary may specify. (3383)

"(ii) REQUIREMENTS- The State application shall contain an assurance that the State has complied with the requirements of this section in preparing and submitting the application and shall include the following as well as such additional information as the Secretary may require: (3384)

"(I) Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, the most recent pregnancy rates for the State for youth ages 10 to 14 and youth ages 15 to 19 for which data are available, the most recent birth rates for such youth populations in the State for which data are available, and trends in those rates for the most recently preceding 5-year period for which such data are available. (3385)

"(II) State-established goals for reducing the pregnancy rates and birth rates for such youth populations. (3386)

"(III) A description of the State"s plan for using the State allotments provided under this section to achieve such goals, especially among youth populations that are the most high-risk or vulnerable for pregnancies or otherwise have special circumstances, including youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, pregnant youth who are under 21 years of age, mothers who are under 21 years of age, and youth residing in areas with high birth rates for youth. (3387)


"(A) IN GENERAL- For purposes of paragraph (1)(A)(ii), the State youth population percentage is, with respect to a State, the proportion (expressed as a percentage) of-- (3389)

"(i) the number of individuals who have attained age 10 but not attained age 20 in the State; to (3390)

"(ii) the number of such individuals in all States. (3391)

"(B) DETERMINATION OF NUMBER OF YOUTH- The number of individuals described in clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (A) in a State shall be determined on the basis of the most recent Bureau of the Census data. (3392)

"(3) AVAILABILITY OF STATE ALLOTMENTS- Subject to paragraph (4)(A), amounts allotted to a State pursuant to this subsection for a fiscal year shall remain available for expenditure by the State through the end of the second succeeding fiscal year. (3393)


"(A) GRANTS FROM UNEXPENDED ALLOTMENTS- If a State does not submit an application under this section for fiscal year 2010 or 2011, the State shall no longer be eligible to submit an application to receive funds from the amounts allotted for the State for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 and such amounts shall be used by the Secretary to award grants under this paragraph for each of fiscal years 2012 through 2014. The Secretary also shall use any amounts from the allotments of States that submit applications under this section for a fiscal year that remain unexpended as of the end of the period in which the allotments are available for expenditure under paragraph (3) for awarding grants under this paragraph. (3395)

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