Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/407

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398—APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-365 (A) A list of the organizations, hospitals, or other entities to which the grants were provided and the purpose for which those entities were provided grants. (B) Efforts taken to ensure that potential grant applicants are provided with information necessary to develop an effective application. (C) The Director's assessment regarding the appropriate level of funding that should be provided annually through the grant program. (D) The Director's assessment regarding the appropriate purposes for such grants. (E) Any other information the Director determines necessary. (3) SUBMISSION DATE.— The report shall be submitted not later than February 1, 2002. (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section amounts as follows: (1) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2001. (2) $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2002. SEC. 1704. STUDY AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS REGARDING CASES OF HEPATITIS C AMONG CERTAIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEES. (a) STUDY REGARDING PREVALENCE AMONG CERTAIN EMER- GENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEES.— (1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the "Secretary"), in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, shall conduct a study to determine— (A) an estimate of the prevalence of hepatitis C among designated emergency response employees in the United States; and (B) the likely means through which such employees become infected with such disease in the course of performing their duties as such employees. (2) DESIGNATED EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEES.— For purposes of this section, the term "designated emergency response employees" means firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians who are employees or volunteers of units of local government. (3) DATE CERTAIN FOR COMPLETION; REPORT TO CONGRESS. — The Secretary shall commence the study under paragraph (1) not later than. 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. Not later than one year after such date, the Secretary shall complete the study and submit to the Congress a report describing the findings of the study. (b) DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS REGARDING TRAINING AND TREATMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, shall msike grants to qualifying local governments for the purpose of carrying out demonstration projects that (directly or through arrangements with nonprofit private entities) carry out each of the following activities: (A) Training designated emergency response employees in minimizing the risk of infection with hepatitis C in performing their duties as such employees.