To assist low-income individuals in obtaining medically recommended dental care.
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 ``Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act''.
SEC. 2. GRANTS OR CONTRACTS TO FACILITATE LOW-INCOME ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE.
Part B of title III of the Public Health Service Act is amended by inserting after section 317M (42 U.S.C. 247b-14a) the following new section:
``SEC. 317M-1. GRANTS OR CONTRACTS TO FACILITATE LOW-INCOME ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE.
``(a) Grants.--The Secretary shall award competitive grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities to maximize the number of eligible low-income individuals receiving dental care. ``(b) Use of Funds.--An entity shall use amounts received under a grant or contract under this section to fund the employment costs of a program to-- ``(1) coordinate the provision of free, medically recommended dental care to eligible low-income individuals by volunteer dentists in a manner consistent with State licensing laws; and ``(2) verify the medical, dental, and financial needs of eligible low-income individuals who may be eligible for such dental services. ``(c) Eligibility.-- ``(1) Eligible entity.--To be eligible to receive a grant or contract under subsection (a), an entity shall-- ``(A) be an entity that is exempt from tax under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; ``(B) provide for the participation of eligible individuals in a free dental services program; and ``(C)...