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H.R. 1132 (110th): National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1132

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2007

(for herself, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Waxman, Mrs. Blackburn, and Mrs. Capps) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide waivers relating to grants for preventive health measures with respect to breast and cervical cancers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization Act of 2007.

2.

National breast and cervical cancer early detection program

Title XV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300k et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 1501(d)—

(A)

in the heading, by striking 2000 and inserting 2020; and

(B)

by striking by the year 2000 and inserting by the year 2020;

(2)

in section 1503, by adding at the end the following:

(d)

Waiver of Services Requirement on Division of Funds

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall establish a demonstration project under which the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may waive the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (4) of subsection (a) for not more than 5 States, if—

(A)
(i)

the State involved will use the waiver to leverage private funds to supplement each of the services or activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a); or

(ii)

the application of such requirement would result in a barrier to the enrollment of qualifying women;

(B)

the State involved provides assurances that the State will, on an annual basis, demonstrate to the Secretary the manner in which the State will use such waiver to maintain or expand the level of screening and follow-up services provided immediately prior to the waiver, and provide documentation of compliance with such maintenance or expansion requirement;

(C)

the State involved submits to the Secretary a plan for maintaining the level of activities carried out under the waiver after the expiration of the waiver;

(D)

the Secretary finds that granting such a waiver to a State will not reduce the number of women in the State that receive each of the services or activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a), including making available screening procedures for both breast and cervical cancers; and

(E)

the Secretary finds that granting such a waiver to a State will not adversely affect the quality of each of the services or activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a).

(2)

Duration of waiver

(A)

In general

In granting waivers under paragraph (1), the Secretary—

(i)

shall grant such waivers for a period of 2 years; and

(ii)

upon request of a State, may extend a waiver for an additional 2-year period in accordance with subparagraph (B).

(B)

Additional period

The Secretary, upon the request of a State that has received a waiver under paragraph (1), shall, at the end of the 2-year waiver period described in subparagraph (A), review performance under the waiver and may extend the waiver for an additional 2-year period if the Secretary determines that—

(i)
(I)

without an extension of the waiver, there will be a barrier to the enrollment of qualifying women; or

(II)

the State requesting such extended waiver will use the waiver to leverage private funds to supplement the services or activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a);

(ii)

the waiver has not, and will not, reduce the number of women in the State that receive the services or activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a);

(iii)

the waiver has not, and will not, result in lower quality in the State of the services or activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a); and

(iv)

the State has maintained the average annual level of State fiscal expenditures for the services and activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a) for the 2 years for which the waiver was granted at a level that is not less than the level of the State fiscal expenditures for such services and activities for the year preceding the first year for which the waiver is granted.

(3)

Reporting requirements

The Secretary shall include as part of the evaluations and reports required under section 1508, the following:

(A)

A description of the total amount of dollars leveraged annually from private entities in States receiving a waiver under paragraph (1) and how these amounts were used.

(B)

With respect to States receiving a waiver under paragraph (1), a description of the percentage of the grant that is expended on providing each of the services or activities described in—

(i)

paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a); and

(ii)

paragraphs (3) through (6) of section 1501(a).

(C)

A description of the number of States receiving waivers under paragraph (1) annually.

(D)

With respect to States receiving a waiver under paragraph (1), a description of—

(i)

the number of women receiving services under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of section 1501(a) in programs before and after the granting of such waiver; and

(ii)

the average annual level of State fiscal expenditures for the services and activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1501(a) for the year preceding the first year for which the waiver was granted.

(4)

Limitation

Amounts to which a waiver applies under this subsection shall not be used to increase the number of salaried employees.

(5)

Definitions

In this subsection:

(A)

Indian tribe

The term Indian tribe has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603).

(B)

Tribal organization

The term tribal organization has the meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

(C)

State

The term State means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, an Indian tribe, and a tribal organization.

;

(3)

in section 1508—

(A)

in subsection (a), by striking evaluations of the extent to which and all that follows through the period and inserting:

evaluations of—

(1)

the extent to which States carrying out such programs are in compliance with section 1501(a)(2) and with section 1504(c); and

(2)

the extent to which each State receiving a grant under this title is in compliance with section 1502, including identification of—

(A)

the amount of the non-Federal contributions by the State for the preceding fiscal year, disaggregated according to the source of the contributions; and

(B)

the proportion of such amount of non-Federal contributions relative to the amount of Federal funds provided through the grant to the State for the preceding fiscal year.

; and

(B)

in subsection (b), by striking not later than 1 year after the date on which amounts are first appropriated pursuant to section 1509(a), and annually thereafter and inserting not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization of 2007, and annually thereafter; and

(4)

in section 1510(a)—

(A)

by striking and after $150,000,000 for fiscal year 1994,; and

(B)

by inserting , $225,000,000 for fiscal year 2008, $245,000,000 for fiscal year 2009, $250,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, $255,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, and $275,000,000 for fiscal year 2012 before the period at the end.