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[77 STAT. 291]
[77 STAT. 291]
PUBLIC LAW 88-000—MMMM. DD, 1963

77 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 8 8 - 1 6 4 - O C T. 31, 1963



SEC. 203. Within six months after enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall, after consultation with the Federal Hospital Council (established by section 633 of the Public Health Service Act) eo Stat. io48. and the National Advisory Mental Health Council (established by 42 USC 291k. section 217 of the Public Health Service Act), by general regula- 64 Stat. 446. tions applicable uniformly to all the States, prescribe— 42 USC 218. (1) the kinds of community mental health services needed to provide adequate mental health services for persons residing m a State; (2) the general manner in which the State agency (designated as provided in the State plan approved under this title) shall determine the priority of projects based on the relative need of different areas, giving special consideration to projects on the basis of the extent to which the centers to be constructed thereby will, alone or in conjunction with other facilities owned or operated by the applicant or affiliated or associated with the applicant, provide comprehensive mental health services (as determined by the Secretary in accordance with regulations) for mentally ill persons in a particular community or communities or which will be part of or closely associated with a general hospital; (3) general standards of construction and equipment for centers of different classes and in different types of location; and (4) that the State plan shall provide for adequate community mental health centers for people residing in the State, and shall provide for adequate community mental health centers to furnish needed services for persons unable to pay therefor. Such regulations may require that before approval of an application for a center or addition to a center is recommended by a State agency, assurance shall be received by the State from the applicant that there will be made available in such center or addition a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay therefor, but an exception shall be made if such a requirement is not feasible from a financial viewpoint. STATE PLANS

SEC. 204. (a) After such regulations have been issued, any State desiring to take advantage of this title shall submit a State plan for carrying out its purposes. Such State plan must— (1) designate a single State agency as the sole agency for the administration of the plan, or designate such agency as the sole agency for supervising the administration of the plan; (2) contain satisfactory evidence that the State agency designated in accordance with paragraph (1) hereof will have authority to carry out such plan m conformity with this title; (3) provide for the designation of a State advisory council which shall include representatives of nongovernment organizations or groups, and of State agencies, concerned with planning, operation, or utilization of comm'inity mental health centers or other mental health facilities, including representatives of consumers of the services provided by such centers and facilities who are familiar with the need for such services, to consult with the State agency in carrying out such plan; (4) set forth a program for construction of community mental health centers (A) which is based on a statewide inventory of