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114 STAT. 1038 PUBLIC LAW 106-294—OCT. 12, 2000 Public Law 106-294 106th Congress An Act Oct. 12, 2000 To amend title 18, United States Code, to combat the overutilization of prison rg Y04] health care services and control rising prisoner health care costs. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Federal Prisoner the United States of America in Congress assembled, Health Care Copayment Act of SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 18 USC 4001 This Act may be cited as the "Federal Prisoner Health Care note. Copayment Act of 2000". SEC. 2. HEALTH CARE FEES FOR PRISONERS IN FEDERAL INSTITU- TIONS. (a) IN GENERAL. —Chapter 303 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "§ 4048. Fees for health care services for prisoners "(a) DEFINITIONS. —In this section— "(1) the term 'account' means the trust fund account (or institutional equivalent) of a prisoner; "(2) the term 'Director' means the Director of the Bureau of Prisons; "(3) the term health care provider' means any person who is— "(A) authorized by the Director to provide health care services; and "(B) operating within the scope of such authorization; "(4) the term ^health care visit'— "(A) means a visit, as determined by the Director, by a prisoner to an institutional or noninstitutional health care provider; and "(B) does not include a visit initiated by a prisoner— "(i) pursuant to a staff referral; or "(ii) to obtain staff-approved follow-up treatment for a chronic condition; and "(5) the term 'prisoner' means— "(A) any individual who is incarcerated in an institution under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Prisons; or " (B) any other individual, as designated by the Director, who has been charged with or convicted of an offense against the United States. "(b) FEES FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES.— Regulations. "(1) IN GENERAL. — The Director, in accordance with this section and with such regulations as the Director shall promulgate to carry out this section, may assess and collect a fee