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PUBLIC LAW 93-154-NOV. 16, 1973
"(xv) provide for the establishment of appropriate arrangements with emeroency medical services systems or similar entities serving neighboring areas for the provision of emergency medical services on a reciprocal basis where access to such services would be more appropriate and effective in terms of the services available, time, and distance. The Secretary shall by regulations prescribe standards and criteria for the requirements prescribed by this subparagraph. I n prescribing such standards and criteria, the Secretary shall consider relevant standards and criteria prescribed by other public agencies and by private organizations. "(o) The Secretary shall provide technical assistance, as appropriate, to eligible entities as necessary for the purpose of their preparing applications or otherwise qualifying for or carrying out grants or contracts under sections 1202, 1203, or 1204, with special consideration for Ante, pp. 595597. applicants in rural areas. (c) Payments under grants and contracts under this title may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement and in such installments and on such conditions as the Secretary determines will most effectively carry out this title. " (d) Contracts may be entered into under this title without regard to sections 3648 and 3709 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529; 41 U.S.C. 5). "(e) Xo funds appropriated under any provision of this Act other than section 1207 or title VII may be used to make a new grant or ^^stlT^ei^^' contract in any fiscal year for a purpose for which a grant or contract 42 USC 292. is authorized by this title unless (1) all the funds authorized to be appropriated by section 1207 for such fiscal year have been appropriated and made available for obligation in such fiscal year, and (2) such new grant or contract is made in accordance with the requirements of this title that would be applicable to such grant or contract if it was made under this title. For purposes of this subsection, the "New grant or .
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term 'new giant or contract' means a grant or contract tor a program or project for which an application was first submitted after the date of the enactment of the Act which makes the first appropriations under the authorizations contained in section 1207. '•(f)(1) In determining the amount of any grant or contract under section 1203 or 1204, the Secretary shall take into consideration rlie amount of funds available to the applicant from Federal grant or contract programs under laws other than this Act for any activity which the applicant proposes to undertake in connection with the establishment and operation or expansion and improvement of an emergency medical services system and for which the Secretary may authorize the use of funds under a grant or contract under sections 1203 and 1204. "(2) The Secretary may not authorize the recipient of a grant or contract under section 1203 or 1204 to use funds under such grant or contract for any training program in connection with an emergency medical services system unless the applicant filed an application (as appropriate) under title VII or VIII for a grant or contract for such so^stat^'uae^' program and such application was not approved or was approved but 42 USC 296. for which no or inadequate funds were made available under such title.