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S. 1044 (104th): Health Centers Consolidation Act of 1996


The Health Center Consolidation Act of 1996 in the United States is commonly also called Section 330. The Act brings together various funding mechanisms for the country's community health facilities, such as migrant/seasonal farmworker health centers, healthcare for the homeless, health centers and health centers for residents of public housing. Previously, each of these organizations were provided grants under numerous other mechanisms.

The S. 1044 legislation was passed by the 104th U.S. Congressional session and enacted into law by the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton on October 11, 1996.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Last updated Oct 11, 2018. Source: Wikipedia

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 20, 1996.


Health Centers Consolidation Act of 1996 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise provisions concerning health centers (currently, community health centers), definitions relating to such centers, and the services provided by such centers. Authorizes planning, operating, and infant mortality grants for health centers that provide required primary health services to medically underserved or special medically underserved populations (migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, the homeless, and public housing residents). Mandates a program to guarantee the principal and interest on loans by non-Federal lenders to health centers for the costs of developing and operating managed care networks or plans. Authorizes appropriations, regulates grant distribution, and mandates annual audits. (Sec. 3) Requires the Office of Rural Health Policy of the Health Resources and Services Administration to administer the rural health services outreach demonstration grant program. Authorizes appropriations.