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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1754

PUBLIC LAW 98-457—OCT. 9, 1984

comply with the requirements set forth in clauses (B), (C), (E), (F), and (K) of paragraph (2).". REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES

42 USC 5103 i^ote. Ante, p. 1752.

Ante, p. 1752.

SEC. 124. (a)(1) Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (hereinafter in this part referred to as the "Secretary") shall publish proposed regulations to implement the requirements of section 4(b)(2)(K) of the Act (as added by section 122(3) of this Act). (2) Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and after completion of a process of not less than 60 days for notice and opportunity for public comment, the Secretary shall publish final regulations under this subsection. (b)(1) Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall publish interim model guidelines to encourage the establishment within health-care facilities of committees which would serve the purposes of educating hospital personnel and families of disabled infants with life-threatening conditions, recommending institutional policies and guidelines concerning the withholding of medically indicated treatment (as that term is defined in clause (3) of section 3 of the Act (as added by section 121(3) of this Act)) from such infants, and offering counsel and review in cases involving disabled infants with life-threatening conditions. (2) Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and after completion of a period of not less than 60 days for notice and opportunity for public comment, the Secretary shall publish the model guidelines. REPORT ON FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Study. 42 USC 1305.

SEC. 125. The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the most effective means of providing Federal financial support, other than the use of funds provided through the Social Security Act, for the provision of medical treatment, general care, and appropriate social services for disabled infants with life-threatening conditions. Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall report the results of the study to the appropriate Committees of the Congress and shall include in the report such recommendations for legislation to provide such financial support as the Secretary considers appropriate. IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

42 USC 5103 note.

SEC. 126. Not later than October 1, 1987, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate Committees of the Congress a detailed report on the implementation and the effects of the provisions of this part and the amendments made by it. STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION

42 USC 5101 note. 29 USC 794.

SEC. 127. (a) No provision of this Act or any amendment made by this Act is intended to affect any right or protection under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (b) No provision of this Act or any amendment made by this Act may be so construed as to authorize the Secretary or any other governmental entity to establish standards prescribing specific med-