Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 4.djvu/98

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110 STAT. 2944 PUBLIC LAW 104-204—SEPT. 26, 1996 (i) the types of post natal care available and the extent to which such care is accessed; and (ii) the challenges associated with providing post natal care to all populations, including vulnerable populations, and solutions for overcoming these challenges; and (E) the financial incentives that may— (i) impact the health of newborns and mothers; and (ii) influence the clinical decisionmaking of health care providers. (2) RESOURCES. —The Secretary shall provide to the advisory panel the resources necessary to carry out the duties of the advisory panel. (d) REPORTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Commerce of the House of Representatives a report that contains— (A) a summary of the study conducted under subsection (c); (B) a summary of the best practices used in the public and private sectors for the care of newborns and mothers; (C) recommendations for improvements in prenatal care, post natal care, delivery and follow-up care, and whether the implementation of such improvements should be accomplished by the private health care sector, Federal or State governments, or any combination thereof; and (D) limitations on the databases in existence on the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) DEADLINES. — The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committees referred to in paragraph (1)— (A) an initial report concerning the study conducted under subsection (c) and elements described in paragraph (1), not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act; (B) an interim report concerning such study and elements not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act; and (C) a final report concerning such study and elements not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act. (e) TERMINATION OF PANEL. —The advisory panel shall terminate on the date that occurs 60 days after the date on which the last report is submitted under subsection (d). Mental Health TITLE VII—PARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF CERTAIN Parity Act of LIMITS TO MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS 1996. 42 USC 201 note. SEC. 701. SHORT TITLE.—T his title may be cited as the "Mental Health Parity Act of 1996". SEC. 702. AMENDMENTS TO THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974.— (a) IN GENERAL. —Subpart B of part 7 of subtitle B of title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (as added by section 603(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: