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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-457—OCT. 9, 1984

98 STAT. 1753

prevent the withholding of medically indicated treatment from disabled infants with life-threatening conditions.". ADDITIONAL STATE GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND CLEARINGHOUSE ACTIVITIES

SEC. 123. (a) Section 4 of the Act is further amended by— (1) redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d), subsection (d) as subsection (e), and subsection (e) as subsection (f); and (2) inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection: "(c)(1) The Secretary is authorized to make additional grants to the States for the purpose of developing, establishing, and operating or implementing— "(A) the procedures or programs required under clause (K) of subsection (b)(2) of this section; "(B) information and education programs or training programs for the purpose of improving the provision of services to disabled infants with life-threatening conditions for (i) professional and paraprofessional personnel concerned with the welfare of disabled infants with life-threatening conditions, including personnel employed in child protective services programs and health-care facilities, and (ii) the parents of such infants; and "(C) programs to help in obtaining or coordinating necessary services, including existing social and health services and financial assistance for families with disabled infants with lifethreatening conditions, and those services necessary to facilitate adoptive placement of such infants who have been relinquished for adoption. "(2)(A) The Secretary shall provide, directly or through grants or contracts with public or private nonprofit organizations, for (i) training and technical assistance programs to assist States in developing, establishing, and operating or implementing programs and procedures meeting the requirements of clause (K) of subsection (b)(2) of this section; and (ii) the establishment and operation of national and regional information and resource clearinghouses for the purpose of providing the most current and complete information regarding medical treatment procedures and resources and community resources for the provision of services and treatment for disabled infants with life-threatening conditions (including compiling, maintaining, updating, and disseminating regional directories of community services and resources (including the names and phone numbers of State and local medical organizations) to assist parents, families, and physicians and seeking to coordinate the availability of appropriate regional education resources for health-care personnel). "(B) Not more than $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated for any fiscal year under section 5 of this Act may be used to carry out this paragraph. "(C) Not later than 210 days after the date of the enactment of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, the Secretary shall have the capability of providing and begin to provide the training and technical assistance described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.". (b) Section 4 of the Act is further amended by adding after paragraph (3) the following new paragraph: "(4) Programs or projects related to child abuse and neglect assisted under part B of title IV of the Social Security Act shall

42 USC 5103.

Public information.

Ante, p. 1752.

Contracts with U.S.

42 USC 5104.

Ante, p. 1749.

42 USC 5103.

42 USC 620.