Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 3.djvu/48

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113 STAT. 1566 PUBLIC LAW 106-117—NOV. 30, 1999 subparagraph (A) and inserting "under subsection (a) for financial assistance under this subchapter"; (B) in paragraph (2)— (i) by striking "the construction or acquisition of" in subparagraph (A); and (ii) by striking subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) and inserting the following: "(B) An application from a State for a project at an existing facility to remedy a condition or conditions that have been cited by an accrediting institution, by the Secretary, or by a local licensing or approving body of the State as being threatening to the lives or safety of the patients in the facility. "(C) An application from a State that has not previously applied for award of a grant under this subchapter for construction or acquisition of a State nursing home. "(D) An application for construction or acquisition of a nursing home or domiciliary from a State that the Secretary determines, in accordance with regulations under this subchapter, has a great need for the beds to be established at such home or facility. "(E) An application from a State for renovations to a State home facility other than renovations described in subparagraph (B). "(F) An application for construction or acquisition of a nursing home or domiciliary from a State that the Secretary determines, in accordance with regulations under this subchapter, has a significant need for the beds to be established at such home or facility. "(G) An application that meets other criteria as the Secretary determines appropriate and has established in regulations. "(H) An application for construction or acquisition of a nursing home or domiciliary from a State that the Secretary determines, in accordance with regulations under this subchapter, has a limited need for the beds to be established at such home or facility."; and (C) in paragraph (3), by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following: "(A) may not accord any priority to a project for the construction or acquisition of a hospital; and". 38 USC 8135 (c) TRANSITION. — (1) The provisions of sections 8134 and 8135 note. of title 38, United States Code, as in effect on November 10, 1999, shall continue in effect after that date with respect to applications described in section 8135(b)(2)(A) of such title, as in effect on that date, that are identified in paragraph (2) (and to projects and grants pursuant to those applications). The Secretary shall accord priority among those applications in the order listed in paragraph (2). (2) Applications covered by paragraph (1) are the following: (A) Any application for a fiscal year 1999 priority one project. (B) Any application for a fiscal year 2000 priority one project that was submitted by a State that (i) did not receive grant funds from amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1999 under the State home grant program, and (ii) does not have any fiscal year 1999 priority one projects. (3) For purposes of this subsection—