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US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
Subtitle B--Increasing Access to Clinical Preventive Services

"(D) such other information as the Secretary may require. (6636)

"(d) Preferences and Consideration- In reviewing applications: (6637)

"(1) The Secretary may give preference to applicants who demonstrate an ability to serve the following: (6638)

"(A) Communities that have evidenced barriers to primary health care and mental health and substance use disorder prevention services for children and adolescents. (6639)

"(B) Communities with high per capita numbers of children and adolescents who are uninsured, underinsured, or enrolled in public health insurance programs. (6640)

"(C) Populations of children and adolescents that have historically demonstrated difficulty in accessing health and mental health and substance use disorder prevention services. (6641)

"(2) The Secretary may give consideration to whether an applicant has received a grant under subsection (a) of section 4101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (6642)

"(e) Waiver of Requirements- The Secretary may-- (6643)

"(1) under appropriate circumstances, waive the application of all or part of the requirements of this subsection with respect to an SBHC for not to exceed 2 years; and (6644)

"(2) upon a showing of good cause, waive the requirement that the SBHC provide all required comprehensive primary health services for a designated period of time to be determined by the Secretary. (6645)

"(f) Use of Funds- (6646)

"(1) FUNDS- Funds awarded under a grant under this section-- (6647)

"(A) may be used for-- (6648)

"(i) acquiring and leasing equipment (including the costs of amortizing the principle of, and paying interest on, loans for such equipment); (6649)

"(ii) providing training related to the provision of required comprehensive primary health services and additional health services; (6650)

"(iii) the management and operation of health center programs; (6651)

"(iv) the payment of salaries for physicians, nurses, and other personnel of the SBHC; and (6652)

"(B) may not be used to provide abortions. (6653)

"(2) CONSTRUCTION- The Secretary may award grants which may be used to pay the costs associated with expanding and modernizing existing buildings for use as an SBHC, including the purchase of trailers or manufactured buildings to install on the school property. (6654)

"(3) LIMITATIONS- (6655)

"(A) IN GENERAL- Any provider of services that is determined by a State to be in violation of a State law described in subsection (a)(3)(B) with respect to activities carried out at a SBHC shall not be eligible to receive additional funding under this section. (6656)

"(B) NO OVERLAPPING GRANT PERIOD- No entity that has received funding under section 330 for a grant period shall be eligible for a grant under this section for with respect to the same grant period. (6657)

"(g) Matching Requirement- (6658)

"(1) IN GENERAL- Each eligible entity that receives a grant under this section shall provide, from non-Federal sources, an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the grant (which may be provided in cash or in-kind) to carry out the activities supported by the grant. (6659)

"(2) WAIVER- The Secretary may waive all or part of the matching requirement described in paragraph (1) for any fiscal year for the SBHC if the Secretary determines that applying the matching requirement to the SBHC would result in serious hardship or an inability to carry out the purposes of this section. (6660)

"(h) Supplement, Not Supplant- Grant funds provided under this section shall be used to supplement, not supplant, other Federal or State funds. (6661)

"(i) Evaluation- The Secretary shall develop and implement a plan for evaluating SBHCs and monitoring quality performance under the awards made under this section. (6662)

"(j) Age Appropriate Services- An eligible entity receiving funds under this section shall only provide age appropriate services through a SBHC funded under this section to an individual. (6663)

"(k) Parental Consent- An eligible entity receiving funds under this section shall not provide services through a SBHC funded under this section to an individual without the consent of the parent or guardian of such individual if such individual is considered a minor under applicable State law. (6664)

"(l) Authorization of Appropriations- For purposes of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014.". (6665)


(a) In General- Title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241 et seq.), as amended by section 3025, is amended by adding at the end the following: (6667)



"(a) Establishment- The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in consultation with professional oral health organizations, shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, establish a 5-year national, public education campaign (referred to in this section as the "campaign") that is focused on oral healthcare prevention and education, including prevention of oral disease such as early childhood and other caries, periodontal disease, and oral cancer. (6670)

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