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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-459—OCT. 9, 1984

98 STAT. 1771

"(b) Not later than 2 years after enactment of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1984, the Commissioner shall prepare and Ante, p. 1767. submit a report to the Congress on the extent to which the need for services for the prevention of the abuse of individuals is unmet, based on information gathered pursuant to section 306(a)(6)(J).". Post, p. 1774. REDUCTION OF PAPERWORK

SEC. 208. Section 211 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3020b) is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof the following: "and, in gathering such information, shall make use of uniform service definitions to the extent that such definitions are available". TITLE III—GRANTS FOR PROGRAMS ON AGING GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 301. The matter preceding clause (1) of section 301(a) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3021(a)) is amended— (1) by striking out "local agencies" and inserting in lieu thereof "area agencies" each time it appears, (2) by inserting after "development" the following: "and implementation", (3) by adding after "providers" a comma and "including voluntary organizations,", and (4) by striking "for the provision o f after the word "planning". DEFINITIONS

SEC. 302. Section 302 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3022) is amended— (1) in paragraph (2)(B)— (A) by inserting after "employs" a comma and the following: "where feasible,", and (B) by inserting after "staff the following: "to assess the needs and capacities of older individuals,", (2) in paragraph (4) by striking out "legal services" and inserting in lieu thereof "legal assistance", (3) in paragraph (6) by striking out "and the Northern Mariana Islands" and inserting in lieu thereof ", and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands", and (4) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "(10) The term 'older individual' means any individual who is 60 years of age or older. "(11) The term 'multipurpose senior center' means a community facility for the organization and provision of a broad spectrum of services, which shall include, but not be limited to, provision of health, social, nutritional, and educational services and the provision of facilities for recreational activities for older individuals. "(12) The term 'focal point' means a facility established to encourage the maximum collocation and coordination of services for older individuals.". AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 303. (a) Section 303(a) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3023(a)) is amended—