Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/563

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PUBLIC LAW 104-146—MAY 20, 1996 110 STAT. 1355 (3) PROVISION OF TREATMENTS.—Section 2616 (42 U.S.C. 300ff-26) is amended— (A) in subsection (a)— (i) by striking "may use amounts" and inserting "shall use a portion of the amounts"; (ii) by striking "section 2612(a)(4)" and all that follows through "prolong life" and inserting "section 2612(a)(5) to provide therapeutics to treat HIV disease"; and (iii) by inserting before the period the following: ", including measures for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections"; (B) in subsection (c)— (i) in paragraph (3), by striking "and" at the end thereof; (ii) in paragraph (4), by striking the period and inserting ";;and"; and (iii) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(5) document the progress made in making therapeutics described in subsection (a) available to individuals eligible for assistance under this section."; and (C) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(d) DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall review the current status of State drug reimbursement programs established under section 2612(2) and assess barriers to the expanded availability of the treatments described in subsection (a). The Secretary shall also examine the extent to which States coordinate with other grantees under this title to reduce barriers to the expanded availability of the treatments described in subsection (a).". (4) STATE APPLiCATiON.-^ection 2617(b) (42 U.S.C. SOOff- 27(b)) is amended— (A) in paragraph (2)— (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking "and" at the end thereof; and (ii) by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(C) a description of how the allocation and utilization of resources are consistent with the statewide coordinated statement of need (including traditionally underserved populations and subpopulations) developed in partnership with other grantees in the State that receive funding under this title; and"; (B) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); (C) by inserting after paragraph (2), the following new paragraph: "(3) an assurance that the public health agency administering the grant for the State will periodically convene a meeting of individuals with HIV, representatives of grantees under each part under this title, providers, and public agency representatives for the purpose of developing a statewide coordinated statement of need; and". (5) PLANNING, EVALUATION AND ADMINISTRATION. — Section 2618(c) (42 U.S.C. 300ff-28(c)) is amended— (A) by striking paragraph (1);