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PUBLIC LAW 105-320—OCT. 30, 1998 112 STAT. 3017 (8) By acting to heal the survivors of torture and protect their famiHes, the United States can help to heal the effects of torture and prevent its use around the world. SEC. 3. DEFINITION. 22 USC 2152 As used in this Act, the term "torture" has the meaning given the term in section 2340(1) of title 18, United States Code, and includes the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence by a person acting under the color of law upon another person under his custody or physical control. SEC. 4. FOREIGN TREATMENT CENTERS. 22 USC 2152 (a) AMENDMENTS TO THE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1961. — Part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end of chapter 1 the following new section: "SEC. 129. ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF TORTURE. 22 USC 2152. "(a) IN GENERAL.— The President is authorized to provide President, assistance for the rehabilitation of victims of torture. "(b) ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS.— Such assistance shall be provided in the form of grants to treatment centers and programs in foreign countries that are carrying out projects or activities specifically designed to treat victims of torture for the physical and psychological effects of the torture. (c) USE OF FUNDS. —Such assistance shall be available— "(1) for direct services to victims of torture; and "(2) to provide research and training to health care providers outside of treatment centers or progrguns described in subsection (b), for the purpose of enabling such providers to provide the services described in paragraph (1).". (b) FUNDING.— (1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1999 and 2000 pursuant to chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, there are authorized to be appropriated to the President $5,000,000 for fiscal year 1999 and $7,500,000 for fiscal year 2000 to carry out section 129 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as added by subsection (a). (2) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. —Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall remain available until expended. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect October 1, 1998. SEC. 5. DOMESTIC TREATMENT CENTERS. 22 USC 2152 (a) ASSISTANCE FOR TREATMENT OF TORTURE VICTIMS. —The '^ °*^ ' Secretary of Health and Human Services may provide grants to programs in the United States to cover the cost of the following services: (1) Services for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, including treatment of the physical and psychological effects of torture. (2) Social and legal services for victims of torture. (3) Research and training for health care providers outside of treatment centers, or programs for the purpose of enabling • such providers to provide the services described in paragraph (1).