The Secretary may not award a grant to a trauma center under section
300d–41(a) of this title unless such center submits an application for the grant to the Secretary and the application is in such form, is made in such manner, and contains such agreements, assurances, and information as the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out this part.
(b) Limitation on duration of support
The period during which a trauma center receives payments under a grant under section
300d–41(a)(3) of this title shall be for 3 fiscal years, except that the Secretary may waive such requirement for a center and authorize such center to receive such payments for 1 additional fiscal year.
(c) Limitation on amount of grant
300d–42(a) of this title, a grant under section
300d–41 of this title may not be made in an amount exceeding $2,000,000 for each fiscal year.
Except as provided in section
300d–42(b)(1)(B)(iii) of this title, acquisition of, or eligibility for, a grant under section
300d–41(a) of this title shall not preclude a trauma center from being eligible for other grants described in such section.
(e) Funding distribution
Of the total amount appropriated for a fiscal year under section
300d–45 of this title, 70 percent shall be used for substantial uncompensated care awards under section
300d–41(a)(1) of this title, 20 percent shall be used for core mission awards under section
300d–41(a)(2) of this title, and 10 percent shall be used for emergency awards under section
300d–41(a)(3) of this title.
(f) Minimum allowance
Notwithstanding subsection (e), if the amount appropriated for a fiscal year under section
300d–45 of this title is less than $25,000,000, all available funding for such fiscal year shall be used for substantial uncompensated care awards under section
300d–41(a)(1) of this title.
(g) Substantial uncompensated care award distribution and proportional share
300d–42(a) of this title, of the amount appropriated for substantial uncompensated care grants for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall—
(A)50 percent of such funds for category A trauma center grantees;
(B)35 percent of such funds for category B trauma center grantees; and
(C)15 percent of such funds for category C trauma center grantees; and
(2)provide available funds within each category in a manner proportional to the award basis specified in section
300d–42(a)(2) of this title to each eligible trauma center.
Beginning 2 years after March 23, 2010, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary shall biennially report to Congress regarding the status of the grants made under section
300d–41 of this title and on the overall financial stability of trauma centers.
2010—Pub. L. 111–148added subsecs. (a) to (h) and struck out former subsecs. (a) to (c) which related to application for grant, limitation on duration of support, and limitation on amount of grant.
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