Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 4.djvu/84

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110 STAT. 2930 PUBLIC LAW 104-204—SEPT. 26, 1996 Notification. access to such care regardless of the region of the United States in which such veterans reside. (2) The plan shall— (A) reflect, to the maximum extent possible, the Veterans Integrated Service Network developed by the Department to account for forecasts in expected workload and to ensure fairness to facilities that provide cost-efficient health care; and (B) include— (i) procedures to identify reasons for variations in operating costs among similar facilities where Network allocations are based on similar unit costs for similar services and workload; (ii) ways to improve the allocation of resources so as to promote efficient use of resources and provision of quality health care; (iii) adjustments to unit costs in subsection (a) to reflect factors which directly influence the cost of health care delivery within each Network and where such factors are not under the control of Network or Department management; and (iv) include forecasts in expected workload and consideration of the demand for Veterans Administration health care that may not be reflected in current workload projections. (3) The Secretary shall prepare the plan in consultation with the Under Secretary of Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs. (b) PLAN ELEMENTS. — The plan under subsection (a) shall set forth— (1) milestones for achieving the goal referred to in paragraph (1) of that subsection; and (2) a means of evaluating the success of the Secretary in meeting the goal. (c) SUBMITTAL TO CONGRESS. —The Secretary shall submit to Congress the plan developed under subsection (a) not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (d) IMPLEMENTATION. — The Secretary shall implement the plan developed under subsection (a) not later than 60 days after submitting the plan to Congress under subsection (c), unless within that time the Secretary notifies Congress that the plan will not be implemented in that time and includes with the notification an explanation why the plan will not be implemented in that time. SEC. 430. GAG AUDIT ON STAFFING AND CONTRACTING.— The Comptroller General shall audit the operations of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight concerning staff organization, expertise, capacity, and contracting authority to ensure that the office resources and contract authority are adequate and that they are being used appropriately to ensure that the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation are adequately capitalized and operating safely. SEC. 431. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by this Act, or any other Act enacted before the date of enactment of this Act, may be used by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to relocate aircraft of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration based east of the