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PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

83 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 91-56-AUG. 9, 1969

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Public Law 91-56 AN ACT To continue until the close of June 30, 1972, the existing suspension of duty on certain copying shoe lathes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) item 911.70 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202) is amended by striking out "On or before 6/30/69" and inserting in lieu thereof "On or before 6/30/72". (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, after June 30, 1969. SEC. 2. (a) Section 1903(e) of the Social Security Act is amended (1) by striking out "1975" and inserting in lieu thereof "1977". (b) The provisions of section 1903(e) of the Social Security Act shall not apply for any period prior to July 1, 1971. In performing his functions under title X IX of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall issue regulations and give advice to the States consistent with the preceding sentence. (c) Section 1902(c) of the Social Security Act is amended by striking out "aid or assistance (other than so much of the aid or assistance as is provided for under the plan of the State approved under this title)" and inserting in lieu thereof "aid or assistance in the form of money payments (other than so much, if any, of the aid or assistance in such form as was, immediately prior to the effective date of the State plan under this title, attributable to medical needs)". (d) Section 1902 of the Social Security Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (d) Whenever any State desires a modification of the State plan for medical assistance so as to reduce the scope or extent of the care and services provided as medical assistance under such plan, or to terminate any of such care and services, the Secretary shall, upon application of the State, approve any such modification if the Governor of such State certifies to the Secretary that— "(1) the average quarterly amount of non-Federal funds expended in providing medical assistance under the plan for any consecutive four-quarter period after the quarter in which such modification takes effect will not be less than the average quarterly amount of such funds expended in providing such assistance for the four-quarter period which immediately precedes the quarter in which such modification is to become effective, "(2) the State is fully complying with the provisions of its State plan (relating to control of utilization and costs of services) which are included therein pursuant to the requirements of subsection (a) (30), and " (3) the modification is not made for the purpose of increasing the standard or other formula for determining payments for those types of care or services which, after such modification, are provided under the State plan, and if the Secretary finds that the State is complying with the provisions of its State plan referred to in clause (2); except that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize any modification in the State plan of any State which would terminate the care or services

August 9, 1969 [H. R. 5833]

shoe lathes. sion'^'exTen^sion. so Stat. i90.

social security ^"^'g irarl'^or'"' 42 USC i396b.

state medical ^ Pub'ifc^arslstance payments, hlbrted°"^ ^'^°

^f^l^^ll^^^^ certification '^^42 USC'i3^96a

si Stat. 911.