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H.R. 1862: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a pilot program to improve community-based care infrastructure.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 11, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1862

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 11, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a pilot program to improve community-based care infrastructure.

1.

Pilot program to improve community-based care infrastructure

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Health and Human Services may award grants to qualified teaching health centers (as defined in section 340H of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256h)) and behavioral health care centers (as defined by the Secretary, to include both substance abuse and mental health care facilities) to support the improvement, renovation, or modernization of infrastructure at such centers, including to address COVID–19 and other subsequent public health crises.

(b)

Authorization of appropriations

To carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $500,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2022 through 2026.