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PUBLIC LAW 106-505—NOV. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 2345 (1) OFFICIAL POVERTY LINE.—The term "official poverty line" means the poverty line established by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and revised by the Secretary in accordance with section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981. (2) SECRETARY.—The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. SEC. 525. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. For the purpose of carrying out this subtitle, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2001 through 2003. 42 USC 254C-13. TITLE VI—PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH AND PREVENTION Prostate Cancer Research and Prevention Act. SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "Prostate Cancer Research and Prevention Act". SEC. 602. AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT. (a) PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURES.—Section 317D of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b-5) is amended— (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following: "(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may make grants to States and local health departments for the purpose of enabling such States and departments to carry out programs that may include the following: "(1) To identify factors that influence the attitudes or levels of awareness of men and health care practitioners regarding screening for prostate cancer. "(2) To evaluate, in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and the National Institutes of Health, the effectiveness of screening strategies for prostate cancer. "(3) To identify, in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, issues related to the quality of life for men after prostrate cancer screening and followup. "(4) To develop and disseminate public information and education programs for prostate cancer, including appropriate messages about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening for the general public, health care providers, policy makers and other appropriate individuals. "(5) To improve surveillance for prostate cancer. "(6) To address the needs of underserved and minority populations regarding prostate cancer. "(7) Upon a determination by the Secretary, who shall take into consideration recommendations by the United States Preventive Services Task Force and shall seek input, where appropriate, from professional societies and other private and public entities, that there is sufficient consensus on the effectiveness of prostate cancer screening— "(A) to screen men for prostate cancer as a preventive health measure; 42 USC 201 note. Public information.