S. 2487 (95th): Rural Health Needs Planning Act

Feb 06, 1978 (95th Congress, 1977–1978)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on February 6, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Feb 06, 1978
Richard “Dick” Clark
Senator from Iowa
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for greater emphasis on rural health care needs in health planning.


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27 cosponsors (22D, 5R) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Rural Health Needs Planning Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to include in the national guidelines for health planning separate guidelines for nonurbanized areas.
Requires to be included on the National Council on Health Planning and Development consumers of health care who are representative of nonmetropolitan areas.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to health systems agencies on the basis of square mileage served by the agency, for the development and operation of subarea councils and requires health systems agencies to consider the views of such councils.
Changes the formula by which the size of grants to health systems agencies shall be determined.
Requires the inclusion of members from nonmetropolitan areas on Statewide Health Coordinating Councils. Requires centers for health planning to disseminate to health systems agencies planning approaches and methodologies with special emphasis on the needs of medically underserved populations.

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