24 U.S. Code § 225g - Financing provisions
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(a) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated for grants by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the District of Columbia comprehensive mental health system, $30,000,000 for fiscal year 1988, $24,000,000 for fiscal year 1989, $18,000,000 for fiscal year 1990, and $12,000,000 for fiscal year 1991.
(b) Federal agencies; payments to District of costs for treatment of certain patients; responsibility of U.S. for service costs
(1) Beginning on October 1, 1987, and in each subsequent fiscal year, the appropriate Federal agency is directed to pay the District of Columbia the full costs for the provision of mental health diagnostic and treatment services for the following types of patients:
(A) Any individual referred to the system pursuant to a Federal statute or by a responsible Federal agency.
(B) Any individual referred to the system for emergency detention or involuntary commitment after being taken into custody
(ii) as a direct result of the individual’s action or threat of action on the grounds of the White House or of the Capitol, or
(C) Any individual referred to the system as a result of a criminal proceeding in a Federal court (including an individual admitted for treatment, observation, and diagnosis and an individual found incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity). The preceding provisions of this paragraph apply to any individual referred to the system (or to Saint Elizabeths Hospital) before or after November 8, 1984.
(c) Financial responsibility during coordination period
(1) During the service coordination and the financial transition periods, the District of Columbia shall gradually assume a greater share of the financial responsibility for the provision of mental health services provided by the system to individuals not described in subsection (b) of this section.
(d) Shared responsibility for capital improvements
(e) Unassigned liabilities; sole responsibility of Federal Government
(f) Audit to determine liability of Federal Government for accrued annual leave balances; authorization of appropriations
(1) After the service coordination period, the Secretary shall conduct an audit, under generally accepted accounting procedures, to identify the liability of the Federal Government for accrued annual leave balances for those employees assumed by the District under the system implementation plan.
(g) Authority; District; collection of costs for mental health services
Nothing in this subchapter shall affect the authority of the District of Columbia under any other statute to collect costs billed by the District of Columbia for mental health services, except that payment for the same costs may not be collected from more than one party.
(h) Responsibility of United States for certain claims
The Government of the United States shall be solely responsible for—
(1) all claims and causes of action against Saint Elizabeths Hospital that accrue before October 1, 1987, regardless of the date on which legal proceedings asserting such claims were or may be filed, except that the United States shall, in the case of any tort claim, only be responsible for any such claim against the United States that accrues before October 1, 1987, and the United States shall not compromise or settle any claim resulting in District liability without the consent of the District, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld; and
Source(Pub. L. 98–621, § 9,Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3377.)
References in Text
Public Law 83–472, referred to in subsec. (d), is act July 2, 1954, ch. 457, 68 Stat. 434, as amended, known as the Departments of Labor, and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act, 1955. Certain provisions of this Act relating to Saint Elizabeths Hospital and appearing at 68 Stat. 443, were repealed by section 10(d)(2) ofPub. L. 98–621effective Oct. 1, 1987. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.