Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/551

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PUBLIC LAW 102-507—OCT. 24, 1992 106 STAT. 3287 programs, for educating health care providers and the families of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, regarding— "(1) caring for individuals with such diseases or disorders; and "(2) the availability in the community of public and private sources of assistance, including financial assistance, for caring for such individuals. "(c) AWARD OF GRANTS. —In awarding grants under this section, the Director of the National Institute on Aging shall— "(1) award the grants on the basis of merit; "(2) award the grants in a manner that will ensure access to the programs described in subsections (a) and (b) by rural, minority, and underserved populations throughout the country; and "(3) ensure that the grants are distributed among the principal geographic regions of the United States. "(d) APPLICATION.— To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity shall submit an application to the Director of the National Institute on Aging at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information, as the Director may reasonably require, including, at a minimum, an assurance that the entity will coordinate programs provided under this section with the State agency designated under section 305(a)(1) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, in the State in which the entity will provide such programs. "(e) COORDINATION. — The Director of the National Institute on Aging shall coordinate the award of greints under this section with the heads of other appropriate agencies, including the Commissioner of the Administration on Aging.". (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Section 964 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 11294) is amended— (1) by inserting "(a)" after "964."; (2) in subsection (a), as designated by paragraph (1) of this section, by striking "this part" and inserting "sections 961 and 963"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(b) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1992 through 1996, to carry out section 962.". SEC. 9. GRANTS FOR PROMOTING INDEPENDENCE AND PREVENTING SECONDARY DISABILITIES IN PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. Section 445C of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 285e- 5) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) the Director of the Institute may develop, or make grants to develop— (1) model techniques to— "(A) promote greater independence, including enhanced independence in performing activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; and "(B) prevent or reduce the severity of secondanr disabilities, including confiisional episodes, falls, bladder and bowel incontinence, and adverse effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, in such persons; and