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114 STAT. 2346 PUBLIC LAW 106-505—NOV. 13, 2000 "(B) to provide appropriate referrals for the medical treatment of men who have been screened under subparagraph (A) and to ensure, to the extent practicable, the provision of appropriate followup services and support services such as case management; "(C) to establish mechanisms through which State and local health departments can monitor the quality of screening procedures for prostate cancer, including the interpretation of such procedures; and "(D) to improve, in consultation with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the education, training, and skills of health practitioners (including appropriate allied health professionals) in the detection and control of prostate cancer. "(8) To evaluate activities conducted under paragraphs (1) through (7) through appropriate surveillance or program monitoring activities."; and (2) in subsection (1)(1), by striking "1998" and inserting " 2004". (b) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH.—Section 417B(c) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 286a-8(c)) is amended by striking "and 1996" and inserting "through 2004". Organ TITLE VII—ORGAN PROCUREMENT AND SSTSon DONATION Certification Act of 2000. gg^ ^^J ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION CERTIFICATION. 42 USC 201 note. (a) SHORT TITLE. — This section may be cited as the "Organ Procurement Organization Certification Act of 2000". 42 USC 273 note. (b) FINDINGS. —Congress makes the following findings: (1) Organ procurement organizations play an important role in the effort to increase organ donation in the United States. (2) The current process for the certification and recertification of organ procurement organizations conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services has created a level of uncertainty that is interfering with the effectiveness of organ procurement organizations in raising the level of organ donation. (3) The General Accounting Office, the Institute of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health have identified substantial limitations in the organ procurement organization certification and recertification process and have recommended changes in that process. (4) The limitations in the recertification process include: (A) An exclusive reliance on population-based measures of performance that do not account for the potential in the population for organ donation and do not permit consideration of other outcome and process standards that would more accurately reflect the relative capability and performance of each organ procurement organization. (B) A lack of due process to appeal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for recertification on either substantive or procedural grounds. (5) The Secretary of Health and Human Services has the authority under section 1138(b)(l)(A)(i) of the Social Security