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H.R. 782 (ih) To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 through 2003. [Introduced in House] ...
H.R.782 One Hundred Sixth Congress of the United States of America AT THE SECOND SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand An Act To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to extend authorizations of appropriations for programs under the Act, to modernize programs and services for older individuals, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000''. SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. TITLE I--AMENDMENT TO TITLE I OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 Sec. 101. Definitions. TITLE II--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE II OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 AND THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1987 Subtitle A--Amendments to Title II of the Older Americans Act of 1965 Sec. 201. Functions of Assistant Secretary. Sec. 202. Federal agency consultation. Sec. 203. Evaluation. Sec. 204. Reports. Sec. 205. Authorization of appropriations. Subtitle B--Amendments to the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987 Sec. 211. White House Conference. TITLE III--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE III OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 Sec. 301. Purpose. Sec. 302. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 303. Allotment; Federal share. Sec. 304. Organization. Sec. 305. Area plans. Sec. 306. State plans. Sec. 307. Planning, coordination, evaluation, and administration of State plans. Sec. 308. Availability of disaster relief funds to tribal organizations. Sec. 309. Nutrition services incentive program. Sec. 310. Consumer contributions and waivers. Sec. 311. Supportive services and senior centers. Sec. 312. Nutrition services. Sec. 313. Nutrition requirements. Sec. 314. In-home services and additional assistance. Sec. 315. Definition. Sec. 316. National Family Caregiver Support program. TITLE IV--TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND DISCRETIONARY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS Sec. 401. Projects and programs. TITLE V--AMENDMENT TO TITLE V OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 Sec. 501. Amendment to title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965. TITLE VI--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE VI OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 Sec. 601. Eligibility. Sec. 602. Applications. Sec. 603. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 604. General provisions. TITLE VII--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE VII OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 Sec. 701. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 702. Allotment. Sec. 703. Additional State plan requirements. Sec. 704. State long-term care ombudsman program. Sec. 705. Prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Sec. 706. Assistance programs. Sec. 707. Native American programs. TITLE VIII--TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS Sec. 801. Technical and conforming amendments. TITLE I--AMENDMENT TO TITLE I OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS. Section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.'' and inserting ``and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.''; (2) by striking paragraph (12) and inserting the following: ``(12) The term `disease prevention and health promotion services' means-- ``(A) health risk assessments; ``(B) routine health screening, which may include hypertension, glaucoma, cholesterol, cancer, vision, hearing, diabetes, bone density, and nutrition screening; ``(C) nutritional counseling and educational services for individuals and their primary caregivers; ``(D) health promotion programs, including but not limited to programs relating to prevention and reduction of effects of chronic disabling conditions (including osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease), alcohol and substance abuse reduction, smoking cessation, weight loss and control, and stress management; ``(E) programs regarding physical fitness, group exercise, and music therapy, art therapy, and dance-movement therapy, including programs for multigenerational participation that are provided by-- ``(i) an institution of higher education; ``(ii) a local educational agency, as defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801); or ``(iii) a community-based organization; ``(F) home injury control services, including screening of high-risk home environments and provision of educational programs on injury prevention (including fall and fracture prevention) in the home environment; ``(G) screening for the prevention of depression, coordination of community mental health services, provision of educational activities, and referral to psychiatric and psychological services; ``(H) educational programs on the availability, benefits, and appropriate use of preventive health services covered under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.); ``(I) medication management screening and education to prevent incorrect medication and adverse drug reactions; ``(J) information concerning diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation concerning age-related diseases and chronic disabling conditions, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease and related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction; ``(K) gerontological counseling; and ``(L) counseling regarding social services and followup health services based on any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) through (K). The term shall not include services for which payment may be made under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq., 1396 et seq.).''; (3) by striking paragraph (18) and redesignating paragraphs (19), (20), (21), and (22) as paragraphs (18), (19), (20), and (21); (4) by striking paragraphs (19) and (20) (as redesignated) and inserting the following: ``(19) The term `in-home services' includes-- ``(A) services of homemakers and home health aides; ``(B) visiting and telephone reassurance; ``(C) chore maintenance; ``(D) in-home respite care for families, and adult day care as a respite service for families; ``(E) minor modification of homes that is necessary to facilitate the ability of older individuals to remain at home and that is not available under another program (other than a program carried out under this Act); ``(F) personal care services; and ``(G) other in-home services as defined-- ``(i) by the State agency in the State plan submitted in accordance with section 307; and ``(ii) by the area agency on aging in the area plan submitted in accordance with section 306. ``(20) The term `Native American' means-- ``(A) an Indian as defined in paragraph (5); and ``(B) a Native Hawaiian, as defined in section 625.''; (5) by striking paragraph (23) and redesignating paragraphs (24) through (35) as paragraphs (22), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30), (31), (32), and (33); (6) by striking paragraph (36) and redesignating the remaining paragraphs; and (7) by adding at the end the following: ``(42) The term `family violence' has the same meaning given the term in the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10408). ``(43) The term `sexual assault' has the meaning given the term in section 2003 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2).''. TITLE II--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE II OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 AND THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1987 Subtitle A--Amendments to Title II of the Older Americans Act of 1965 SEC. 201. FUNCTIONS OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY. Section 202 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3012) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)-- (A) by striking paragraph (9) and redesignating paragraphs (10), (11), and (12) as paragraphs (9), (10), and (11) respectively; (B) by striking paragraphs (13) and (14) and redesignating the remaining paragraphs; (C) in paragraph (15) (as redesignated), by inserting ``and older individuals residing in rural areas'' after ``low-income minority individuals''; (D) in paragraph (18)(B) (as redesignated), by striking ``1990'' and inserting ``2000''; (E) by striking paragraph (19) (as redesignated) and inserting the following: ``(19) conduct strict monitoring of State compliance with the requirements in effect, under this Act to prohibit conflicts of interest and to maintain the integrity and public purpose of services provided and service providers, under this Act in all contractual and commercial relationships;''; (F) by striking paragraph (21) (as redesignated) and inserting the following: ``(21) establish information and assistance services as priority services for older individuals, and develop and operate, either directly or through contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements, a National Eldercare Locator Service, providing information and assistance services through a nationwide toll-free number to identify community resources for older individuals;''; (G) by striking paragraph (24) (as redesignated) and inserting the following: ``(24) establish and carry out pension counseling and information programs described in section 215;''; and (H) by striking paragraph (27) and redesignating the remaining paragraphs; (I) by adding a new paragraph (27): ``(27) improve the delivery of services to older individuals living in rural areas through-- ``(A) synthesizing results of research on how best to meet the service needs of older individuals in rural areas; ``(B) developing a resource guide on best practices for States, area agencies on aging, and service providers; ``(C) providing training and technical assistance to States to implement these best practices of service delivery; and ``(D) submitting a report on the States' experiences in implementing these best practices and the effect these innovations are having on improving service delivery in rural areas to the relevant committees not later than 36 months after enactment.''; (2) in subsection (d)(4), by striking ``1990'' and inserting ``2000''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(f)(1) The Assistant Secretary, in accordance with the process described in paragraph (2), and in collaboration with a representative group of State agencies, tribal organizations, area agencies on aging, and providers of services involved in the performance outcome measures shall develop and publish by December 31, 2001, a set of performance outcome measures for planning, managing, and evaluating activities performed and services provided under this Act. To the maximum extent possible, the Assistant Secretary shall use data currently collected (as of the date of development of the measures) by State agencies, area agencies on aging, and service providers through the National Aging Program Information System and other applicable sources of information in developing such measures. ``(2) The process for developing the performance outcome measures described in paragraph (1) shall include-- ``(A) a review of such measures currently in use by State agencies and area agencies on aging (as of the date of the review); ``(B) development of a proposed set of such measures that provides information about the major activities performed and services provided under this Act; ``(C) pilot testing of the proposed set of such measures, including an identification of resource, infrastructure, and data collection issues at the State and local levels; and ``(D) evaluation of the pilot test and recommendations for modification of the proposed set of such measures.''. SEC. 202. FEDERAL AGENCY CONSULTATION. Title II of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3011 et seq.) is amended-- (1) in section 203(a)(3)(A), by inserting ``and older individuals residing in rural areas'' after ``low-income minority older individuals''; (2) by striking section 204 and inserting the following: ``SEC. 204. GIFTS AND DONATIONS. ``(a) Gifts and Donations.--The Assistant Secretary may accept, use, and dispose of, on behalf of the United States, gifts or donations
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