PUBLIC LAW 91-464-OCT. 16, 1970
Public Law 91-464 October 16, 1970 [S. 2264]
Communicable D i s e a s e Control Amendments of 1970.
AN ACT To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide authorization for grants for communicable disease control and vaccination assistance.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Communicable Disease Control Amendments of 1970.
76 Stat. 1155; 79 Stat. 435.
GRANTS FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
SEC. 2. Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b) is amended to read as follows: uCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND VACCINATION ASSISTANCE
"SEC. 317. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated $75,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, and $90,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972, to enable the Secretary to make grants to States and, with the approval of the State health authority, to political subdivisions or instrumentalities of the States under this subsection. In the award of such grants the Secretary shall give consideration to the relative extent of the problems relating to one or more of the diseases referred to in subsection (b)(1) and to the levels of performance in preventing and controlling such diseases. Such grants may be used for meeting the cost of communicable disease control programs, including the cost of studies to determine the communicalne disease control needs of communities and the means of best meeting such needs. "(b) For the purposes of this subsection— " (1) a 'communicable disease control program' means a program which is designed and conducted so as to contribute to national protection against tuberculosis, venereal disease, rubella, measles, Rh disease, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough or other communicable diseases which are transmitted from State to State, are amenable to reduction, and which are determined by the Secretary on the recommentation of the National Advisory Health Council to be of national significance, and "(2) the term 'State' includes the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. "(c) Payments under this section may be made in advance on the basis of estimates or by way of reimbursement, with necessary adjustments on account of underpayments, or overpayments, in such installments and on such terms and conditions as the Secretary finds necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. "(d) The Secretary, at the request of a recipient of a grant under this section, may reduce such grant by the fair market value of any supplies (including vaccines and other preventive agents), or equipment furnished to such recipient and by the amount of the pay, allowances, traveling expenses, and any other costs in connection with the detail of an officer or employee to the recipient when the furnishing of such supplies or equipment, or of the detail of such officer or employee (as the case may be), is for the convenience of and at the request of such recipient and for the purpose of carrying out theprogram with respect to which the grant under this section is made. The amount by which any such grant is so reduced shall be available for payment by the Secretary of the costs incurred in furnishing the supplies, equipment, or personal services on which the reduction of such grant is