42 U.S. Code § 300t–13 - Grants to States for reduction of excess hospital capacity

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(a) “Excess hospital capacity” defined; particular activities
For the purpose of demonstrating the effectiveness of various means for reducing excesses in resources and facilities of hospitals (referred to in this section as “excess hospital capacity”), the Secretary may make grants to State Agencies designated under section 300m (b)(3)  [1] of this title to assist such Agencies in—
(1) identifying (by geographic region or by health service) excess hospital capacity,
(2) developing programs to inform the public of the costs associated with excess hospital capacity,
(3) developing programs to reduce excess hospital capacity in a manner which will produce the greatest savings in the cost of health care delivery,
(4) developing means to overcome barriers to the reduction of excess hospital capacity,
(5) in planning, evaluating, and carrying out programs to decertify health care facilities providing health services that are not appropriate, and
(6) any other activity related to the reduction of excess hospital capacity.
(b) Terms and conditions
Grants under subsection (a) of this section shall be made on such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.

[1]  See References in Text note below.


(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XVI, § 1643, as added Pub. L. 96–79, title III, § 301(a),Oct. 4, 1979, 93 Stat. 639.)
References in Text

Section 300m of this title, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original a reference to section 1521 of act July 1, 1944, which was repealed effective Jan. 1, 1987, by Pub. L. 99–660, title VII, § 701(a),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3799. Pub. L. 101–354, § 2,Aug. 10, 1990, 104 Stat. 410, enacted section 1503 of act July 1, 1944, which is classified to section 300m of this title.


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