PUBLIC LAW 90-457-AUG. 3, 1968
82 STAT. ]
Public Law 90-457 AN ACT To authorize project g r a n t s and loans for construction and modernization of hospitals and other medical facilities in the District of Columbia.
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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may District of cobe cited as the "District of Columbia Medical Facilities Construction F^^iuties conA.Ct o f 1968 ".
struction Act of 1968.
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR GRANTS
SEC. 2. There are authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, and for each of the next three fiscal years, such sums as may be necessary, not to exceed in the aggregate $40,052,000, to enable the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Secretary"), to make grants to assist in meeting the cost of projects for the modernization of public or nonprofit private hospitals and in meeting the cost of projects for the construction or modernization of public health centers, long-term care facilities, including extended care facilities, diagnostic or treatment centers, rehabilitation facilities, facilities for the mentally retarded, and community mental health centers in the District of Columbia. Sums so appropriated shall remain available until expended. LOANS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OR MODERNIZATION OF HOSPITALS AND OTHER HEALTH FACILITIES
SEC. 3. (a) The Secretary may make loans to assist in meeting the cost of projects for the construction or modernization of any hospital or other facility referred to in section 2 of this Act. The Secretary may make a loan under this section only if he determines that the applicant for the loan is unable to obtain the amount of such loan for the project from other public or private sources at reasonable rates of interest. The amount of any loan made under this section may not exceed 50 per centum of the cost of the project for which the loan is sought. (b) Any such loan may be made only on the basis of an application submitted to the Secretary in such form and containing such information and assurances as he may prescribe. (c) Each such loan shall bear interest at the rate of 21^ per centum per annum on the unpaid balance thereof and shall be repaid over a period determined by the Secretary to be appropriate, but not exceeding 50 years. (d) There is authorized to be appropriated $40,575,000 to carry out the provisions of this section.
APPROVAL OF APPLICATIONS
SEC. 4. (a) An application for a grant or loan with respect to any project may be approved by the Secretary under this Act only if an application for a grant with respect to such project has been filed under a Medical Facilities Act (which for purposes of this Act means title VI of the Public Health Service Act or, where appropriate, title II or part C of title I of the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963) and— (1) has been approved under a Medical Facilties Act and the application filed under this Act is for additional funds in connection therewith, or (2) has been denied under a Medical Facilities Act because insufficient funds are available from the allotments of the District
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78 Stat. 447; 81 Stat. 541. 42 USC 2912910. 77 Stat. 290; 79 Stat. 427. 42 USC 2681 et seq. 77 Stat. 286. 42 USC 2671 et seq.