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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-322—MAY 20, 1988

102 STAT. 517

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to tours of duty performed by nurses which begin on or after the first day of the first pay period beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 215. REPORT ON EFFECT OF CERTAIN PAY AND BENEFITS AMENDMENTS. Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the implementation of the amendments made by sections 211 through 214, relating to pay and benefits for various health care professionals in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. The report— (1) shall particularly describe the effect of such amendments and other provisions of law on the ability of the Veterans' Administration to meet its requirements for nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists; and (2) shall include such recommendations for further legislative action as the Administrator considers appropriate. SEC. 216. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. (a) REPEAL OF OLD PROGRAM.—Subchapter IV of chapter 73 is

repealed. (b) IMPROVED AND EXPANDED PROGRAM.—Part V is amended by adding at the end the following new chapter:

"CHAPTER 76—HEALTH PROFESSIONALS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM "SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL "Sec. "4301. Establishment of program; purpose. "4302. Eligibility. "4303. Application and acceptance. "4304. Terms of agreement. "SUBCHAPTER II—SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM "4311. Authority for program. "4312. Eligibility; application; agreement. "4313. Scholarship. "4314. Part-time students. "4315. Status of participants. "4316. Obligated service. "4317. Breach of agreement: liability. "4318. Expiration of program. "4321. "4322. "4323. "4324. "4325.

"SUBCHAPTER III—TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM Authority for program. Eligibility; application; agreement. Obligated service. Breach of agreement: liability. Allocation and distribution of funding.

"SUBCHAPTER IV—ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS "4331. Periodic adjustments in amount of assistance. "4332. Annual report. "4333. Regulations. "4334. Breach of agreement; waiver of liability. "4335. Service in other agencies. "4336. Exemption of educational assistance payments from taxation.

38 USC 4107 note, 38 USC 4104 "o^ Health care professionals.