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H.R.

782

One Hundred Sixth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,


the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand

An Act

To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to extend authorizations of


appropriations for programs under the Act, to modernize programs and
services for older individuals, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the


United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Older Americans Act Amendments of


2000''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.


Sec. 2. Table of contents.

TITLE I--AMENDMENT TO TITLE I OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

Sec. 101. Definitions.

TITLE II--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE II OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 AND


THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1987

Subtitle A--Amendments to Title II of the Older Americans Act of 1965

Sec. 201. Functions of Assistant Secretary.


Sec. 202. Federal agency consultation.
Sec. 203. Evaluation.
Sec. 204. Reports.
Sec. 205. Authorization of appropriations.

Subtitle B--Amendments to the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987


Sec. 211. White House Conference.

TITLE III--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE III OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

Sec. 301. Purpose.


Sec. 302. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 303. Allotment; Federal share.
Sec. 304. Organization.
Sec. 305. Area plans.
Sec. 306. State plans.
Sec. 307. Planning, coordination, evaluation, and administration of
State plans.
Sec. 308. Availability of disaster relief funds to tribal organizations.
Sec. 309. Nutrition services incentive program.
Sec. 310. Consumer contributions and waivers.
Sec. 311. Supportive services and senior centers.
Sec. 312. Nutrition services.
Sec. 313. Nutrition requirements.
Sec. 314. In-home services and additional assistance.
Sec. 315. Definition.
Sec. 316. National Family Caregiver Support program.

TITLE IV--TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND DISCRETIONARY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

Sec. 401. Projects and programs.

TITLE V--AMENDMENT TO TITLE V OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

Sec. 501. Amendment to title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965.

TITLE VI--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE VI OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

Sec. 601. Eligibility.


Sec. 602. Applications.
Sec. 603. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 604. General provisions.

TITLE VII--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE VII OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

Sec. 701. Authorization of appropriations.


Sec. 702. Allotment.
Sec. 703. Additional State plan requirements.
Sec. 704. State long-term care ombudsman program.
Sec. 705. Prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Sec. 706. Assistance programs.
Sec. 707. Native American programs.

TITLE VIII--TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS

Sec. 801. Technical and conforming amendments.

TITLE I--AMENDMENT TO TITLE I OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965


SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

Section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002) is
amended--
(1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``the Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific
Islands.'' and inserting ``and the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands.'';
(2) by striking paragraph (12) and inserting the following:
``(12) The term `disease prevention and health promotion
services' means--
``(A) health risk assessments;
``(B) routine health screening, which may include
hypertension, glaucoma, cholesterol, cancer, vision, hearing,
diabetes, bone density, and nutrition screening;
``(C) nutritional counseling and educational services for
individuals and their primary caregivers;
``(D) health promotion programs, including but not limited
to programs relating to prevention and reduction of effects of
chronic disabling conditions (including osteoporosis and
cardiovascular disease), alcohol and substance abuse reduction,
smoking cessation, weight loss and control, and stress
management;
``(E) programs regarding physical fitness, group exercise,
and music therapy, art therapy, and dance-movement therapy,
including programs for multigenerational participation that are
provided by--
``(i) an institution of higher education;
``(ii) a local educational agency, as defined in
section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801); or
``(iii) a community-based organization;
``(F) home injury control services, including screening of
high-risk home environments and provision of educational
programs on injury prevention (including fall and fracture
prevention) in the home environment;
``(G) screening for the prevention of depression,
coordination of community mental health services, provision of
educational activities, and referral to psychiatric and
psychological services;
``(H) educational programs on the availability, benefits,
and appropriate use of preventive health services covered under
title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et
seq.);
``(I) medication management screening and education to
prevent incorrect medication and adverse drug reactions;
``(J) information concerning diagnosis, prevention,
treatment, and rehabilitation concerning age-related diseases
and chronic disabling conditions, including osteoporosis,
cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease and
related disorders with neurological and organic brain
dysfunction;
``(K) gerontological counseling; and
``(L) counseling regarding social services and followup
health services based on any of the services described in
subparagraphs (A) through (K).
The term shall not include services for which payment may be made
under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
1395 et seq., 1396 et seq.).'';
(3) by striking paragraph (18) and redesignating paragraphs
(19), (20), (21), and (22) as paragraphs (18), (19), (20), and
(21);
(4) by striking paragraphs (19) and (20) (as redesignated) and
inserting the following:
``(19) The term `in-home services' includes--
``(A) services of homemakers and home health aides;
``(B) visiting and telephone reassurance;
``(C) chore maintenance;
``(D) in-home respite care for families, and adult day care
as a respite service for families;
``(E) minor modification of homes that is necessary to
facilitate the ability of older individuals to remain at home
and that is not available under another program (other than a
program carried out under this Act);
``(F) personal care services; and
``(G) other in-home services as defined--
``(i) by the State agency in the State plan submitted
in accordance with section 307; and
``(ii) by the area agency on aging in the area plan
submitted in accordance with section 306.
``(20) The term `Native American' means--
``(A) an Indian as defined in paragraph (5); and
``(B) a Native Hawaiian, as defined in section 625.'';
(5) by striking paragraph (23) and redesignating paragraphs
(24) through (35) as paragraphs (22), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27),
(28), (29), (30), (31), (32), and (33);
(6) by striking paragraph (36) and redesignating the remaining
paragraphs; and
(7) by adding at the end the following:
``(42) The term `family violence' has the same meaning given
the term in the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42
U.S.C. 10408).
``(43) The term `sexual assault' has the meaning given the term
in section 2003 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2).''.

TITLE II--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE II OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965 AND


THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1987
Subtitle A--Amendments to Title II of the Older Americans Act of 1965

SEC. 201. FUNCTIONS OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

Section 202 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3012) is
amended--
(1) in subsection (a)--
(A) by striking paragraph (9) and redesignating paragraphs
(10), (11), and (12) as paragraphs (9), (10), and (11)
respectively;
(B) by striking paragraphs (13) and (14) and redesignating
the remaining paragraphs;
(C) in paragraph (15) (as redesignated), by inserting ``and
older individuals residing in rural areas'' after ``low-income
minority individuals'';
(D) in paragraph (18)(B) (as redesignated), by striking
``1990'' and inserting ``2000'';
(E) by striking paragraph (19) (as redesignated) and
inserting the following:
``(19) conduct strict monitoring of State compliance with the
requirements in effect, under this Act to prohibit conflicts of
interest and to maintain the integrity and public purpose of
services provided and service providers, under this Act in all
contractual and commercial relationships;'';
(F) by striking paragraph (21) (as redesignated) and
inserting the following:
``(21) establish information and assistance services as
priority services for older individuals, and develop and operate,
either directly or through contracts, grants, or cooperative
agreements, a National Eldercare Locator Service, providing
information and assistance services through a nationwide toll-free
number to identify community resources for older individuals;'';
(G) by striking paragraph (24) (as redesignated) and
inserting the following:
``(24) establish and carry out pension counseling and
information programs described in section 215;''; and
(H) by striking paragraph (27) and redesignating the
remaining paragraphs;
(I) by adding a new paragraph (27):
``(27) improve the delivery of services to older individuals
living in rural areas through--
``(A) synthesizing results of research on how best to meet
the service needs of older individuals in rural areas;
``(B) developing a resource guide on best practices for
States, area agencies on aging, and service providers;
``(C) providing training and technical assistance to States
to implement these best practices of service delivery; and
``(D) submitting a report on the States' experiences in
implementing these best practices and the effect these
innovations are having on improving service delivery in rural
areas to the relevant committees not later than 36 months after
enactment.'';
(2) in subsection (d)(4), by striking ``1990'' and inserting
``2000''; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``(f)(1) The Assistant Secretary, in accordance with the process
described in paragraph (2), and in collaboration with a representative
group of State agencies, tribal organizations, area agencies on aging,
and providers of services involved in the performance outcome measures
shall develop and publish by December 31, 2001, a set of performance
outcome measures for planning, managing, and evaluating activities
performed and services provided under this Act. To the maximum extent
possible, the Assistant Secretary shall use data currently collected
(as of the date of development of the measures) by State agencies, area
agencies on aging, and service providers through the National Aging
Program Information System and other applicable sources of information
in developing such measures.
``(2) The process for developing the performance outcome measures
described in paragraph (1) shall include--
``(A) a review of such measures currently in use by State
agencies and area agencies on aging (as of the date of the review);
``(B) development of a proposed set of such measures that
provides information about the major activities performed and
services provided under this Act;
``(C) pilot testing of the proposed set of such measures,
including an identification of resource, infrastructure, and data
collection issues at the State and local levels; and
``(D) evaluation of the pilot test and recommendations for
modification of the proposed set of such measures.''.

SEC. 202. FEDERAL AGENCY CONSULTATION.

Title II of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3011 et


seq.) is amended--
(1) in section 203(a)(3)(A), by inserting ``and older
individuals residing in rural areas'' after ``low-income minority
older individuals'';
(2) by striking section 204 and inserting the following:

``SEC. 204. GIFTS AND DONATIONS.

``(a) Gifts and Donations.--The Assistant Secretary may accept,


use, and dispose of, on behalf of the United States, gifts or donations