Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/338

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106 STAT. 1218 PUBLIC LAW 102-375—SEPT. 30, 1992 with Members of Congress or their representatives, officials of the Department of Health and Hiiman Services, and officials of State and local governments who are not members of the study committee. (2) EXPERTS.— The study committee may consult with any individual or organization with expertise relating to the issues involved in the activities of the study committee. (f) REPORT.— Not later than 20 months after an arrangement is entered into under subsection (d), the study committee shall submit, to the Secretary, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President pro tempore of the Senate, a report containing the results of the study referred to in subsection (a) and the recommendations made under subsection (b). (g) BOARD AND CARE FACILITY DEFINED. —In this section, the term 'poard and care facility^ means a facility described in section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1372e(e)). (h) AUTHORIZATION. — There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $1,500,000 for fiscal year 1992 and such sums as may be necessary for subsequent fiscsQ years. 42 USC 3001 SEC. 213. STUDY ON HOME CARE QUALITY. "°*® (a) ESTABLISHMENT STUDY OF COMMITTEE.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall enter into an arrangement, in accordance with subsection (d), to establish a study committee described in subsection (c) to conduct a study through the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences on the quality of home care services for older individuals and disabled individuals. (b) SCOPE OF STUDY.— The study shall include— (1) an examination of existing quality, health and safety requirements for home care services and the enforcement of such requirements for their adequacy, effectiveness, and appropriateness; (2) an examination of, and recommendations with respect to, the appropriate role of Feder£d, State, and local governments in ensuring the health and safety of patients and clients of home care services; and (3) specific recommendations to the Congress and the Secretary, not later than 20 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, concerning the establishment of minimum national standards for the quality, health, and safety of patients and clients of such services and the enibrcement of such standards. (c) COMPOSITION OF STUDY COMMITTEE.— The study committee shall be composed of members appointed from among— (1) individuals with experience in long-term care, including nonmedical home care services; (2) patients and clients of home care services (including privately provided home care services and services funded under the Older Americans Act of 1965) or individuals who represent such patients and clients or organizations that advocate on behalf of such patients and clients; (3) providers of nome care services (including privately provided home care services and services funded under the Older Americans Act of 1965) or individuals who represent such providers or organizations that advocate on behalf of such providers; (4) elected and appointed State officers who have responsibility relating to the health and safety of patients and clients