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PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3593 (d) ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.— Title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following: "PART O—FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME PREVENTION AND SERVICES PROGRAM "SEC. 399G. ESTABLISHMENT OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME PREVEN- 42 USC 280f. TION AND SERVICES PROGRAM. "(a) FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND SERVICES DELIVERY PROGRAM.— The Secretary shall establish a comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect prevention, intervention and services delivery program that shall include— "(1) an education and public awareness program to support, conduct, and evaluate the effectiveness of— "(A) educational programs targeting medical schools, social and other supportive services, educators and counselors and other service providers in all phases of childhood development, and other relevant service providers, concerning the prevention, identification, and provision of services for children, adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect; "(B) strategies to educate school-age children, including pregnant and high risk youth, concerning Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect; "(C) public and community awareness programs concerning Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect; and "(D) strategies to coordinate information and services across affected community agencies, including agencies providing social services such as foster care, adoption, and social work, medical and mental health services, and agencies involved in education, vocational training and civil and criminal justice; "(2) a prevention and diagnosis program to support clinical studies, demonstrations and other research as appropriate to— "(A) develop appropriate medical diagnostic methods for identifying Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect; and "(B) develop effective prevention services and interventions for pregnant, alcohol-dependent women; and "(3) an applied research program concerning intervention and prevention to support and conduct service demonstration projects, clinical studies and other research models providing advocacy, educational and vocational training, counseling, medical and mental health, and other supportive services, as well as models that integrate and coordinate such services, that are aimed at the unique challenges facing individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect and their families. " (b) GRANTS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. —The Secretary may award grants, cooperative agreements and contracts and provide technical assistance to eligible entities described in section 399H to carry out subsection (a). "(c) DISSEMINATION OF CRITERIA.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall develop a procedure for disseminating the Fetal