Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 111 Part 1.djvu/53

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PUBLIC LAW 105-12 —APR. 30, 1997 111 STAT. 29 42 USC 14401 note. 42use 14408. 42 USC 14401 note. "(11) to provide legal assistance in a manner inconsistent with the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997.". (p) CoNSTRueriON ON CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. —The fact that a law is not amended under this section shall not be construed as indicating that the provisions of this Act do not apply to such a law. SEC. 10. RELATION TO OTHER LAWS. The provisions of this Act supersede other Federal laws (including laws enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act) except to the extent such laws specifically supersede the provisions of this Act. SEC. 11. EFFECTIVE DATE. (a) IN GENERAL. — The provisions of this Act (and the amendments made by this Act) take effect upon its enactment and apply, subject to subsection (b), to Federal payments made pursuant to obligations incurred after the date of the enactment of this Act for items and services provided on or after such date. (b) APPLICATION TO CONTRACTS.— Such provisions shall apply with respect to contracts entered into, renewed, or extended after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall sdso apply to a contract entered into before such date to the extent permitted under such contract. SEC. 12. SUICIDE PREVENTION (INCLUDING ASSISTED SUICIDE). (a) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to reduce the 42 USC 295 note. rate of suicide (including assisted suicide) among persons with disabilities or terminal or chronic illness by furthering knowledge and practice of pain management, depression identincation and treatment, and issues related to palliative care and suicide prevention. (b) RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.— - Section 781 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following new subsection: "(e) RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ON SUICIDE PREVENTION (INCLUDING ASSISTED SUICIDE). — "(1) RESEARCH.— The Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with public and private entities for conducting research intended to reduce the rate of suicide (including assisted suicide) among persons with disabilities or terminm or chronic illness. The Secretary shall give preference to research that aims— "(A) to assess the quality of care received by patients with disabilities- or terminal or chronic illness by measuring and reporting specific outcomes; "(B) to compare coordinated health care (which may include coordinated rehabilitation services, symptom control, psychological support, and community-based support services) to traditional health care delivery systems; or "(C) to advance biomedical knowledge of pain management. "(2) TRAINING.—The Secretary may make grants and enter into contracts to assist public and private entities, schools, academic health science centers, and hospitals in meeting the costs of projects intended to reduce the rate of suicide (including assisted suicide) among persons with disabilities or terminal or chronic illness. The Secretary shall give preference to qualified projects that will— (A) train health care practitioners in pain management, depression identification and treatment, and issues related to palliative care and suicide prevention; "(B) train the faculty of health professions schools in pain management, depression identification and treatment, and issues related to palliative care and suicide prevention; or