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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Oct 5, 1992.
Preventive Health Amendments of 1992 - Title I: Preventive Health Services Block Grant - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize appropriations for existing block grants. Modifies earmarking. Revises: (1) allowed allotment uses; (2) application procedures, requiring a State plan for use of the funds and a State plan advisory committee; and (3) reporting requirements. Repeals the Year 2000 Health Objectives Planning Act. Title II: National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Establishes the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a nonprofit private corporation, declaring that the Foundation shall not be a Governmental instrumentality. Requires the Foundation to establish an endowment fund consisting of non-Federal contributions. Authorizes Foundation activities, including: (1) providing fellowships; (2) making international arrangements for public health officials from other countries to serve in the United States and U.S. officials in other countries; and (3) running meetings and conferences. Mandates grants to the Foundation and its establishing committee. Authorizes appropriations for the grants. Title III: Certain Programs - Authorizes grants for demonstration projects for the prevention and control of injuries that are not subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Establishes the Office of Adolescent Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Authorizes grants for demonstration projects to improve adolescent health, including health care provider training and projects to reduce violence among adolescents. Authorizes appropriations. Establishes the National Information Clearinghouse on Adolescent Health. Mandates a national plan for improving adolescent health. Revises lead poisoning prevention grant requirements, including (when States and political subdivisions have not applied for grants) allowing grants to migrant or community health centers or under provisions relating to health services for the homeless or health services for residents of public housing. Authorizes appropriations. Mandates education of health professionals and paraprofessionals and the public on the prevention of lead poisoning in infants and children. Establishes the Interagency Task Force on the Prevention of Lead Poisoning. Mandates, through grants or contracts: (1) the development of improved methods of detecting lead toxicity in children and of assessing the prevalence of lead poisoning; and (2) providing for data collection on lead poisoning incidence and for any applied research necessary to improve lead poisoning prevention. Authorizes grants for: (1) screening, treatment, counseling, referrals, and other activities regarding any treatable sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility in women; and (2) research on the improvement of the delivery of such services. Authorizes appropriations. Mandates price negotiations with vaccine manufacturers regarding the purchasing of vaccines by migrant or community health centers or by entities under provisions relating to health services for the homeless or health services for residents of public housing. Directs the Secretary to encourage States to establish or improve the collection and analysis of birth defects epidemiological data. Authorizes appropriations. Prohibits grants under provisions relating to preventive health measures with respect to breast and cervical cancers unless a State plan under title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act includes certain measures regarding such cancers as medical assistance. Authorizes grants for screening, referrals, public information, professional training, and other measures regarding prostate cancer. Authorizes appropriations. Modifies requirements regarding grants to migrant and community health centers regarding infant mortality and morbidity and pregnant women. Adds immunization and blood lead level screenings to the list of preventive services in the definition of "primary health services" for purposes of such centers. Allows certain expenditures by the centers. Modifies requirements regarding grants under provisions relating to health services for the homeless and for residents of public housing regarding infant mortality and morbidity and pregnant women. Authorizes appropriations. Amends provisions relating to international cooperation in certain health matters to authorize personal service contracts in foreign countries. Repeals provisions mandating a study and report assessing title XIII (Health Maintenance Organizations) of the Public Health Service Act. Revises requirements regarding the activities of the clearinghouse established in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Enumerates measures which may be included in mandated assessments of preventive health measures and services. Amends the Comprehensive Smoking Education Act, the Education Amendments of 1978, the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act of 1988, the Public Health Service Act, the Health Omnibus Programs Extension of 1988, the Health Research Extension Act of 1985, Federal law relating to paint poisoning prevention, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 to replace references to the Centers for Disease Control with references to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Allows continued use of the acronym CDC for the Centers. Amends the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Health Professions Education Extension Amendments of 1992, to condition grants and contracts relating to the training of allied health professionals on the submission of certain information. Requires that special projects regarding disadvantaged individuals be submitted to peer review. Removes provisions authorizing grants for scholarships for nursing students. Amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the authorization of appropriations for the payment of compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.