Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/329

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PUBLIC LAW 106-310—OCT. 17, 2000 114 STAT. 1211 (1) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d) respectively; and (2) by inserting after subsection (a), the following: "(b) EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN FUNDS.— The Secretary may exclude from the aggregate State expenditures under subsection (a), funds appropriated to the principle agency for authorized activities which are of a non-recurring nature and for a specific purpose.". (d) APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS.—Section 1932(a)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-32(a)(l)) is amended to read as follows: "(1) the application is received by the Secretary not later than October 1 of the fiscal year for which the State is seeking funds;". (e) WAIVER FOR TERRITORIES.— Section 1932(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-32(c)) is amended by striking "whose allotment under section 1921 for the fiscal year is the amount specified in section 1933(c)(2)(B)" and inserting "except Puerto Rico". (f) WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.— (1) IN GENERAL. — Section 1932 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300X-32) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(e) WAIVER AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Upon the request of a State, the Secretary may waive the requirements of all or part of the sections described in paragraph (2) using objective criteria established by the Secretary by regulation after consultation with the States and other interested parties including consumers and providers. "(2) SECTIONS.— The sections described in paragraph (1) are sections 1922(c), 1923, 1924 and 1928. "(3) DATE CERTAIN FOR ACTING UPON REQUEST.— The Secretary shall approve or deny a request for a waiver under paragraph (1) and inform the State of that decision not later than 120 days after the date on which the request and all the information needed to support the request are submitted. "(4) ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENT.— The Secretary shall annually report to the general public on the States that receive a waiver under this subsection.". (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— Effective upon the publica- Effective date, tion of the regulations developed in accordance with section 42 USC 300x-22 1932(e)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x- °*^- 32(d))— (A) section 1922(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-22(c)) is amended by— (i) striking paragraph (2); and (ii) redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2); and (B) section 1928(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-28(d)) is repealed. (g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION. —Section 1935 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-35) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking "$1,500,000,000" and all that follows through the end and inserting "$2,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2002 and 2003.";