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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-92


Public Hearing and Invitation for Public Comments on the 1999 Grant Application under the Ryan White CARE Act

[29 Pa.B. 375]

   The Department of Health (Department), Bureau of Communicable Diseases, is applying for a grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services under Title II of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (Ryan White CARE Act) (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 300ff-21--300ff-30), amended by, the Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 1996, P. L. 104-146 (110 Stat. 1346). The grant is to be used for improving the quality availability and organization of health care support services for individuals with HIV disease and the families of those individuals.

   In accordance with section 2617(b) of the Ryan White CARE Act (42 U.S.C.A. § 300ff-27(b)), the Department is conducting a public hearing to solicit comments on how it should utilize the portion of the grant money under Title II that is to be dedicated to specific program areas. Specifically, the Department intends to use funds awarded to it under Title II of the Ryan White CARE Act, as amended, in accordance with two of the five possible program areas specified in that act:

   1.  HIV Care Consortia:  To establish and operate, within areas most affected by HIV disease, HIV care consortia designed to provide a comprehensive continuum of care to individuals and families with HIV disease; 42 U.S.C.A. § 300ff-22(2); and

   2.  Provision of Treatments:  To provide therapeutics (including devices necessary to administer pharmaceuticals) to treat HIV disease or prevent the serious deterioration of health including treatment of opportunistic infections; 42 U.S.C.A. § 300ff-22(5).

   The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 1999, in the first floor conference room, 2635 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, and is subject to cancellation without further notice.

   In addition, the Department will accept written comments until 4 p.m. May 1, 1999, on how the portion of the grant money that is to be dedicated to these two specific program areas should be utilized. These written comments should be sent to the Bureau of Communicable Diseases at the following address.

   For additional information, or to obtain copies of the Department's grant application, contact George Schelzel, Department of Health, Bureau of Communicable Diseases, P. O. Box 90, Harrisburg, PA 17108, (717) 783-0479. Persons with a disability, who require an alternate format of the Department's grant application, who desire to comment in an alternate format (for example, large print, audiotape, braille), or who require an auxiliary aid service or other accommodation to attend the hearing should notify George Schelzel, V/TT (717) 783-6514 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services at (800) 654-5984[TT].


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-92. Filed for public inspection January 15, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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