42 U.S. Code § 3018 - Reports to Congress

(a) Annual report
Not later than one hundred and twenty days after the close of each fiscal year, the Assistant Secretary shall prepare and submit to the President and to the Congress a full and complete report on the activities carried out under this chapter. Such annual reports shall include—
(1) statistical data reflecting services and activities provided to individuals during the preceding fiscal year;
(2) statistical data collected under section 3012 (a)(19)  [1] of this title;
(3) statistical data and an analysis of information regarding the effectiveness of the State agency and area agencies on aging in targeting services to older individuals with greatest economic need and older individuals with greatest social need, with particular attention to low-income minority individuals, older individuals residing in rural areas, low-income individuals, and frail individuals (including individuals with any physical or mental functional impairment); and
(4) a description of the implementation of the plan required by section 3012 (a)(17)  [1] of this title.
(b) Report on ombudsman program
(1) Not later than March 1 of each year, the Assistant Secretary shall compile a report—
(A) summarizing and analyzing the data collected under subchapters III and XI of this chapter in accordance with section 3058g (c) of this title for the then most recently concluded fiscal year;
(B) identifying significant problems and issues revealed by such data (with special emphasis on problems relating to quality of care and residents’ rights);
(C) discussing current issues concerning the long-term care ombudsman programs of the States; and
(D) making recommendations regarding legislation and administrative actions to resolve such problems.
(2) The Assistant Secretary shall submit the report required by paragraph (1) to—
(A) the Special Committee on Aging of the Senate;
(B) the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives; and
(C) the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate.
(3) The Assistant Secretary shall provide the report required by paragraph (1), and make the State reports required under subchapters III and XI of this chapter in accordance with section 3058g (h)(1) of this title available, to—
(A) the Administrator of the Health Care Finance Administration;
(B) the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services;
(C) the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services;
(D) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and
(E) each public agency or private organization designated as an Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman under subchapter III or XI of this chapter in accordance with section 3058g (a)(4)(A) of this title.
(c) Outreach activities; report on evaluations to be included in annual report
The Assistant Secretary shall, as part of the annual report submitted under subsection (a) of this section, prepare and submit a report on the outreach activities supported under this chapter, together with such recommendations as the Assistant Secretary deems appropriate. In carrying out this subsection, the Assistant Secretary shall consider—
(1) the number of older individuals reached through the activities;
(2) the dollar amount of the assistance and benefits received by older individuals as a result of such activities;
(3) the cost of such activities in terms of the number of individuals reached and the dollar amount described in paragraph (2);
(4) the effect of such activities on supportive services and nutrition services furnished under subchapter III of this chapter; and
(5) the effectiveness of State and local efforts to target older individuals with greatest economic need (including low-income minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas) and older individuals with greatest social need (including low-income minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas) to receive services under this chapter.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–73, title II, § 207, formerly § 208, as added Pub. L. 93–29, title II, § 201(c),May 3, 1973, 87 Stat. 35; renumbered § 207,Pub. L. 97–115, § 2(e)(2),Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1596; amended Pub. L. 98–459, title II, § 207,Oct. 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 1770; Pub. L. 100–175, title I, §§ 103(b), (c), 155(f),Nov. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 928, 929, 954; Pub. L. 102–54, § 13(q)(9)(A),June 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 281; Pub. L. 102–375, title II, § 208, title VII, § 708(a)(2)(A), (c)(2), title IX, § 904(a)(8),Sept. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 1214, 1292, 1306; Pub. L. 103–171, § 3(a)(13),Dec. 2, 1993, 107 Stat. 1990; Pub. L. 103–437, § 15(l),Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4593; Pub. L. 106–501, title II, § 204, title VIII, § 801(b)(4),Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2234, 2292; Pub. L. 109–365, title II, § 206,Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2535.)
References in Text

Section 3012 (a)(17), (19) of this title, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), (4), was redesignated section 3012 (a)(14) and (16), respectively, of this title and section 3012 (a)(20), (22) was redesignated section 3012 (a)(17), (19), respectively, by Pub. L. 106–501, title II, § 201(1)(B),Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2229.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 207 ofPub. L. 89–73was renumbered section 206 and is classified to section 3017 of this title.
Amendments

2006—Subsec. (b)(2)(B). Pub. L. 109–365, § 206(1), substituted “the Workforce” for “Labor”.
Subsec. (b)(2)(C). Pub. L. 109–365, § 206(2), substituted “Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions” for “Labor and Human Resources”.
2000—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 106–501, § 801(b)(4), redesignated par. (4) as (3) and struck out former par. (3) which read as follows: “an analysis of the information received under section 3026 (b)(2)(D) of this title by the Assistant Secretary;”.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 106–501, § 801(b)(4)(B), redesignated par. (5) as (4).
Pub. L. 106–501, § 204(1), inserted “older individuals residing in rural areas,” after “low-income minority individuals,”.
Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 106–501, § 801(b)(4)(B), redesignated par. (5) as (4).
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 106–501, § 204(2), inserted “and older individuals residing in rural areas” after “low-income minority individuals” in two places.
1994—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 103–437redesignated subpars. (B) to (D) as (A) to (C), respectively, and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “the Select Committee on Aging of the House of Representatives;”.
1993—Pub. L. 103–171substituted “Assistant Secretary” for “Commissioner” wherever appearing.
1992—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 102–375, § 904(a)(8), substituted “greatest economic need and older individuals with greatest social need” for “the greatest economic or social needs”.
Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 102–375, § 208(a), added par. (5).
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 102–375, § 208(b), substituted “March 1” for “January 15” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 102–375, § 708(a)(2)(A)(i), substituted “subchapters III and XI of this chapter in accordance with section 3058g (c) of this title” for “section 3027 (a)(12)(C) of this title”.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 102–375, § 708(a)(2)(A)(ii)(I), substituted “under subchapters III and XI of this chapter in accordance with section 3058g (h)(1) of this title” for “by section 3027 (a)(12)(H)(i) of this title”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(E). Pub. L. 102–375, § 708(a)(2)(A)(ii)(II), added subpar. (E) and struck out former subpar. (E) which read as follows: “the public agencies and private organizations designated under section 3027 (a)(12)(A) of this title.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–375, § 708(c)(2)(A), substituted “on the outreach activities supported under this chapter” for “on the evaluations required to be submitted under section 3027 (a)(31)(D) of this title”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 102–375, § 708(c)(2)(B), substituted “the activities” for “outreach activities supported under section 3026 (a)(6)(P) of this title”.
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 102–375, § 208(c), added par. (5).
1991—Subsec. (b)(3)(D). Pub. L. 102–54substituted “Secretary of Veterans Affairs” for “Administrator of the Veterans’ Administration”.
1987—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–175, § 103(b), amended last sentence generally. Prior to amendment, last sentence read as follows: “Such annual reports shall include statistical data reflecting services and activities provided individuals during the preceding fiscal year.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–175, § 103(c), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “Not later than 2 years after October 9, 1984, the Commissioner shall prepare and 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 3026 (a)(6)(J) of this title.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–175, § 155(f), added subsec. (c).
1984—Pub. L. 98–459designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted “submit to the President and to the Congress” for “submit to the President for transmittal to the Congress”, and added subsec. (b).
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by section 708(a)(2)(A) and (c)(2) ofPub. L. 102–375inapplicable with respect to fiscal year 1993, see section 4(b) ofPub. L. 103–171, set out as a note under section 3001 of this title.
Amendment by section 708(a)(2)(A) and (c)(2) ofPub. L. 102–375inapplicable with respect to fiscal year 1992, see section 905(b)(6) ofPub. L. 102–375, set out as a note under section 3001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–175effective Oct. 1, 1987, except not applicable with respect to any area plan submitted under section 3026 (a) of this title or any State plan submitted under section 3027 (a) of this title and approved for any fiscal year beginning before Nov. 29, 1987, see section 701(a), (b) ofPub. L. 100–175, set out as a note under section 3001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–459effective Oct. 9, 1984, see section 803(a) ofPub. L. 98–459, set out as a note under section 3001 of this title.

 

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