42 U.S. Code § 704 - Use of allotment funds

(a) Covered services
Except as otherwise provided under this section, a State may use amounts paid to it under section 703 of this title for the provision of health services and related activities (including planning, administration, education, and evaluation and including payment of salaries and other related expenses of National Health Service Corps personnel) consistent with its application transmitted under section 705 (a) of this title.
(b) Restrictions
Amounts described in subsection (a) of this section may not be used for—
(1) inpatient services, other than inpatient services provided to children with special health care needs or to high-risk pregnant women and infants and such other inpatient services as the Secretary may approve;
(2) cash payments to intended recipients of health services;
(3) the purchase or improvement of land, the purchase, construction, or permanent improvement (other than minor remodeling) of any building or other facility, or the purchase of major medical equipment;
(4) satisfying any requirement for the expenditure of non-Federal funds as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds;
(5) providing funds for research or training to any entity other than a public or nonprofit private entity; or
(6) payment for any item or service (other than an emergency item or service) furnished—
(A) by an individual or entity during the period when such individual or entity is excluded under this subchapter or subchapter XVIII, XIX, or XX of this chapter pursuant to section 1320a–7, 1320a–7a, 1320c–5, or 1395u (j)(2) of this title, or
(B) at the medical direction or on the prescription of a physician during the period when the physician is excluded under this subchapter or subchapter XVIII, XIX, or XX of this chapter pursuant to section 1320a–7, 1320a–7a, 1320c–5, or 1395u (j)(2) of this title and when the person furnishing such item or service knew or had reason to know of the exclusion (after a reasonable time period after reasonable notice has been furnished to the person).
The Secretary may waive the limitation contained in paragraph (3) upon the request of a State if the Secretary finds that there are extraordinary circumstances to justify the waiver and that granting the waiver will assist in carrying out this subchapter.
(c) Use of portion of funds
A State may use a portion of the amounts described in subsection (a) of this section for the purpose of purchasing technical assistance from public or private entities if the State determines that such assistance is required in developing, implementing, and administering programs funded under this subchapter.
(d) Limitation on use of funds for administrative costs
Of the amounts paid to a State under section 703 of this title from an allotment for a fiscal year under section 702 (c) of this title, not more than 10 percent may be used for administering the funds paid under such section.

Source

(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, § 504, as added Pub. L. 97–35, title XXI, § 2192(a),Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 821; amended Pub. L. 99–272, title IX, § 9527(e),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 219; Pub. L. 100–93, § 8(a),Aug. 18, 1987, 101 Stat. 692; Pub. L. 100–203, title IV, § 4118(e)(12), Dec. 22, 1987, as added Pub. L. 100–360, title IV, § 411(k)(10)(D),July 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 796, and amended Pub. L. 100–485, title VI, § 608(d)(26)(K)(ii),Oct. 13, 1988, 102 Stat. 2422; Pub. L. 101–239, title VI, § 6503(a), (c)(2), (4),Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2276, 2278.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 704, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, § 504, as added Jan. 2, 1968, Pub. L. 90–248, title III, § 301, 81 Stat. 922, related to allotments to States for crippled children’s services, prior to the general revision of this subchapter by section 2192(a) ofPub. L. 97–35. See section 702 of this title. For effective date, savings, and transitional provisions, see section 2194 ofPub. L. 97–35, set out as a note under section 701 of this title.
Another prior section 704, acts Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, § 504,49 Stat. 630; 1940 Reorg. Plan No. III, § 1(a), eff. June 30, 1940, 5 F.R. 2107, 54 Stat. 1231; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 2, § 1, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7873, 60 Stat. 1095; Aug. 28, 1950, ch. 809, title III, pt. 6, § 361(e),64 Stat. 558; Sept. 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86–778, title VII, § 707(b)(1)(B), 74 Stat. 996; July 30, 1965, Pub. L. 89–97, title II, § 201(b), 79 Stat. 353, provided for payment to States with an approved plan for maternal and child-health services and computation of amounts, and prescribed general availability of services by July 1, 1975, as requisite for payments for any period after June 30, 1966, prior to the general amendment of title V of the Social Security Act by Pub. L. 90–248, § 301, and was covered by former section 706 of this title.
Provisions similar to those comprising former section 704 were contained in section 512 of act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title V, 49 Stat. 631, as amended (formerly classified to section 712 of this title), prior to the general amendment and renumbering of title V of act Aug. 14, 1935, by Pub. L. 90–248, § 301.
Amendments

1989—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–239, § 6503(c)(2), (4), substituted “its application” for “its description of intended expenditures and statement of assurances” and “705(a)” for “705”.
Pub. L. 101–239, § 6503(a)(1), inserted “and including payment of salaries and other related expenses of National Health Service Corps personnel” after “education, and evaluation”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–239, § 6503(a)(2), added subsec. (d).
1988—Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 100–360, as amended by Pub. L. 100–485, added Pub. L. 100–203, § 4118(e)(12), see 1987 Amendment note below.
1987—Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 100–203, § 4118(e)(12), as added by Pub. L. 100–360and amended by Pub. L. 100–485, substituted “under this subchapter or subchapter XVIII, XIX, or XX of this chapter pursuant to section 1320a–7, 1320a–7a, 1320c–5, or 1395u (j)(2) of this title” for “pursuant to section 1320a–7 of this title or section 1320a–7a of this title from participation in the program under this subchapter” in subpars. (A) and (B).
Pub. L. 100–93added par. (6).
1986—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 99–272substituted “children with special health care needs” for “crippled children”.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by section 6503(a) ofPub. L. 101–239applicable to appropriations for fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1990, and amendment by section 6503(c)(2), (4) ofPub. L. 101–239applicable to payments for allotments for fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1991, see section 6510(a), (b)(1) ofPub. L. 101–239, set out as a note under section 701 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–485, title VI, § 608(g),Oct. 13, 1988, 102 Stat. 2424, provided that:
“(1) The amendments made by subsections (a), (b), and (d) [amending this section and sections 1320a–7, 1320a–7a, 1320b–10, 1320c–3, 1395i–2, 1395i–3, 1395l, 1395m, 1395r, 1395s, 1395t–1, 1395t–2, 1395u, 1395v, 1395w–2, 1395w–3, 1395x, 1395y, 1395aa to 1395dd, 1395mm, 1395tt, 1395ww, 1395aaa to 1395ccc, 1396a, 1396b, 1396d, 1396i, 1396n, 1396p, 1396r, 1396r–1, 1396r–4, 1396r–5, 1396s, and 1397d of this title, repealing section 1320a–2 of this title, enacting provisions set out as a note under section 1320a–2 of this title, and amending provisions set out as notes under sections 1320c–5, 1395b, 1395d, 1395e, 1395i–3, 1395u, 1395ll, 1395mm, 1395ss, 1395tt, 1395ww, 1396a, 1396d, and 1396r–5 of this title] shall be effective as if included in the enactment of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 [Pub. L. 100–360].
“(2) The amendments made by subsection (c) andsubsection (f) (other than paragraph (5)) [amending sections 1395cc, 1396b, 1396d, and 1396n of this title, enacting provisions set out as a note under section 1395k of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 1395k of this title] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 13, 1988].”
Except as specifically provided in section 411 ofPub. L. 100–360, amendment by Pub. L. 100–360, as it relates to a provision in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Pub. L. 100–203, effective as if included in the enactment of that provision in Pub. L. 100–203, see section 411(a) ofPub. L. 100–360, set out as a Reference to OBRA; Effective Date note under section 106 of Title 1, General Provisions.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 100–93effective at end of fourteen-day period beginning Aug. 18, 1987, and inapplicable to administrative proceedings commenced before end of such period, see section 15(a) ofPub. L. 100–93, set out as a note under section 1320a–7 of this title.

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