8/stlt!\'304?' 42 USC 246.
PUBLIC LAW 93-222-DEC. 29, 1973
grants and contracts under this subsection and under loans guaranteed under this subsection may only be utilized for such purposes as the Secretary may prescribe in regulations. Such purposes may include (A) the implementation of an enrollment campaign for such an organization, (B) the detailed design of and arrangements for the health services to be provided by such an organization, (C) the development of administrative and internal organizational arrangements, including fiscal control and fund accounting procedures, and the development of a capital financing program, (D) the recruitment of personnel for such an organization and the conduct of training activities for such jjersonnel, and (E) the payment of architects' and engineers' fees. (3) A grant or contract under this subsection may only be made or entered into for initial development costs in the one-year period beginning on the first day of the first month in which such grant or contract is made or entered into. The number of grants made for any initial development project under this subsection when added to the number of contracts entered into for such project under this subsection may not exceed three. A loan guarantee under this subsection may only be made for a loan (or loans) for such costs incurred in a period not to exceed three years. " (c)(1) An application for a grant, contract, or loan guarantee under subsection (a) for a planning project shall contain assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that in carrying out the planning project for which the grant, contract, or loan guarantee is sought, the applicant will (A) cooperate with the section 314(b) areawide health planning agency (if any) whose section 314(b) plan covers (in whole or in part) the area proposed to be served by the health maintenance organization for which the planning project will be conducted, and (B) notify the medical society serving such area of the planning project. " (2) If the Secretary makes a grant or loan guarantee or enters into a contract under subsection (a) for a planning project for a health maintenance organization, he may, within the period in which the planning project must be completed, make a grant or loan guarantee or enter into a contract under subsection (b) for the initial development of that health maintenance organization; but no grant or loan guarantee may be made or contract entered into under subsection (b) for initial development of a health maintenance organization unless the Secretary determines that (A) sufficient planning for its establishment or expansion (as the case may be) has been conducted by the applicant for the grant, contract, or loan guarantee, and (B) the feasibility of establishing and operating, or of expanding, the health maintenance organization has been established by the applicant. " (d) In considering applications for grants and contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give priority to an application which contains or is supported by assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that at the time the health maintenance organization for which such application is submitted first becomes operational not less than 30 per centum of its members will be members of a medically underserved poDulation. «^g^ ^ ]^\ Exccpt as provided in paragraph (2), the following limitations apply with respect to grants, loan guarantees, and contracts made under subsection (a) of this section: " (A) If a planning project has been assisted with grant, loan guarantee, or contract under subsection (a), the Secretary may not make any other plannmflr crant or loan guarantee or enter into any other planning contract for such project under this section. " (B) Any project for which a grant or loan guarantee is made or contract entered into must be completed within twelve months