42 U.S.C. § 300ff-83 - Public health emergency

Cite as:42 U.S.C. § 300ff-83
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-158 (08/14/2020)
 
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(a) In general

In an emergency area and during an emergency period, the Secretary shall have the authority to waive such requirements of this subchapter to improve the health and safety of those receiving care under this subchapter and the general public, except that the Secretary may not expend more than 5 percent of the funds allocated under this subchapter for sections 300ff-29a of this title and section 1 300ff-13(b) of this title.

(b) Emergency area and emergency period

In this section:

(1) Emergency area

The term "emergency area" means a geographic area in which there exists-

(A) an emergency or disaster declared by the President pursuant to the National Emergencies Act [ 50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.] or the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act [ 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.]; or

(B) a public health emergency declared by the Secretary pursuant to section 247d of this title.

(2) Emergency period

The term "emergency period" means the period in which there exists-

(A) an emergency or disaster declared by the President pursuant to the National Emergencies Act or the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; or

(B) a public health emergency declared by the Secretary pursuant to section 247d of this title.

(c) Unobligated funds

If funds under a grant under this section are not expended for an emergency in the fiscal year in which the emergency is declared, such funds shall be returned to the Secretary for reallocation under sections 300ff-13(b) and 300ff-29a of this title.

1 So in original. The word "section" probably should not appear.

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