7 USC 950aaa: Purpose
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7 USC 950aaa: Purpose Text contains those laws in effect on June 21, 2024
From Title 7-AGRICULTURECHAPTER 31A-TELEMEDICINE AND DISTANCE LEARNING SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS

§950aaa. Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to encourage and improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents.

(Pub. L. 101–624, title XXIII, §2331, as added Pub. L. 104–127, title VII, §704, Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1108 .)

Termination of Section

For termination of section by section 1(b) of Pub. L. 102–551, see Termination of Chapter note set out below.


Editorial Notes

Prior Provisions

A prior section 950aaa, Pub. L. 101–624, title XXIII, §2331, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4017 , provided purposes of chapter, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 104–127.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Termination of Chapter

Pub. L. 102–551, §1(b), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4100 , as amended by Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, §6203(b), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 421 ; Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, §6201(c), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1206 , and Pub. L. 110–246, §4(a), title VI, §6201(c), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664 , 1967; Pub. L. 113–79, title VI, §6201(b), Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 856 ; Pub. L. 115–334, title VI, §6102(b), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4728 , provided that: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, chapter 1 of subtitle D of title XXIII of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 950aaa et seq.), including the amendments made by this section [enacting section 950aaa–5 of this title and amending section 950aaa–4 of this title], shall be effective until September 30, 2023."

[The authorities provided by each provision of, and each amendment made by, Pub. L. 115–334, as in effect on Sept. 30, 2023, to continue, and authorities to be carried out, until the later of Sept. 30, 2024, or the date specified in the provision of, or amendment made by, Pub. L. 115–334, see section 102(a) of Pub. L. 118–22, set out in an Extension of Agricultural Programs note under section 9001 of this title.]