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PUBLIC LAW 93-154-NOV. 16, 1973
an appropriate geographical area of health care services under emergency conditions (occurring either as a result of the patient's condition or of natural disasters or similar situations) and which is administered by a public or nonprofit private entity which has the authority and the resources to provide effective administration of the system. "(2) The term 'State' includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. "(3) The term 'modernization' means the alteration, major repair (to the extent permitted by regulations), remodeling, and renovation of existing buildings (including initial equipment thereof), and replacement of obsolete, built-in (as determined in accordance with regulations) equipment of existing buildings. "(4) The term 'section 314(a) State health planning agency' means the agency of a State which administers or supervises the administration of a State's health planning functions under a State plan approved under section 314(a). so Stat. nsi; " (5) The term 'section 314(b) areawide health planning agency' ^^2 USC ^245'. means a public or nonprofit private agency or organization which has developed a comprehensive regional, metropolitan, or other 84 local area plan or plans referred to in section 314(b), and the j 304.Stat. 340, term 'section 314(b) plan' means a comprehensive regional, metropolitan, or other local area plan or plans referred to in section 314(b). "(iK.VXTS A X n CONTRACTS FOR F E A S I B I L I T Y S T I D I E S AND P L A X X I N G
"SEC. l'20'2. (a) The Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with eligible entities (as defined in section 1206(a)) for ^os^, p. 598. I)rojects which include both (1) studying the feasibility of establishing (through expansion or improvement of existing services or otherwise) and operating an emergency medical services system, and (2) planning the establishment and operation of such a system. "(b) If the Secretary makes a grant or enters into a contract under Geographical this section for a study and planning project respecting an emergency ^'•^^' iin^itation, medical services system for a particular geographical area, the Secretary may not make any other grant or enter into any other contract under this section for such project, and he may not make a grant or enter into a contract under this section for any other study and planning project respecting an emergency medical services system for the same area or for an area which includes (in whole or substantial part) such area. "(c) Reports of the results of any study and planning project Reports. assisted under this section shall be submitted to the Secretary and the Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services at such intervals as the Secretary may prescribe, and a final report of such results shall be submitted to the Secretary and such Committee not hiter than one year from the date the grant was made or the contract entered into, as the case may be.