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H.R. 258: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 258

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Tipton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

1.

Fees for Medical Services

(a)

Fees authorized

The Secretary may establish and collect fees for medical services provided to persons in units of the National Park System or for medical services provided by National Park Service personnel outside units of the National Park System.

(b)

National Park Medical Services Fund

There is hereby established in the Treasury a fund to be known as the National Park Medical Services Fund. The Fund shall consist of—

(1)

donations to the Fund; and

(2)

fees collected under subsection (a).

(c)

Availability of amounts

All amounts deposited into the Fund shall be available to the Secretary, to the extent provided in advance by Acts of appropriation, for the following in units of the National Park System:

(1)

Services listed in subsection (a).

(2)

Preparing needs assessments or other programmatic analyses for medical facilities, equipment, vehicles, and other needs and costs of providing services listed in subsection (a).

(3)

Developing management plans for medical facilities, equipment, vehicles, and other needs and costs of services listed in subsection (a).

(4)

Training related to providing services listed in subsection (a).

(5)

Obtaining or improving medical facilities, equipment, vehicles, and other needs and costs of providing services listed in subsection (a).

(d)

Definitions

For the purposes of this section:

(1)

Fund

The term Fund means the National Park Medical Services Fund established by subsection (b).

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.