Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 3.djvu/288

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106 STAT. 2082 PUBLIC LAW 102-408—OCT. 13, 1992 ticable to eliminate deficiencies in the data base established under such section 792 and shall make available in its reports such comprehensive data sets as are developed pursuant to this section. (i) REQUIREMENT REGARDING REPORTS. —In the reports required under subsection (a), the Council shall specify its activities during the period for which the report is made. (j) FINAL REPORT. — Not later than April 1, 1995, the Council shall submit a final report under subsection (a). (k) TERMINATION.— The Council shall terminate September 30, 1995. 42 USC 295k SEC. 302. COMMISSION ON ALLIED HEALTH. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—T here is established an advisory council to be known as the National Commission on Allied Health (in this section referred to as the "Commission"), which shall meet at least twice annually until such time as the final report is submitted under subsection (e). (b) DUTIES. — The Commission shall— (1) make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the "Secretary"), the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, with respect to— (A) the supply and distribution of allied health personnel throughout the United States; (B) current and future shortages or excesses of allied health personnel, particularly in medically underserved and rural communities; (C) priority research needs within the allied health professions; (D) appropriate Federal policies relating to the matters described in subparagraphs (A) through (C), including policies concerning changes in the financing of undergraduate and graduate allied health programs, changes in the types of allied health education, and the appropriate Federal role in the development of a research base in the allied health professions; (E) appropriate efforts to be carried out by health care facilities, schools and programs of allied health, and professional associations with respect to the matter referred to in subparagraph (A), including efforts for changes in undergraduate and graduate allied health education programs, and private support for research initiatives; (F) deficiencies and needs for improvements in existing data bases concerning the supply and distribution of training programs for allied health in the United States and steps that should be taken to eliminate such deficiencies; and (G) problems, and recommendations for the resolution of such problems, relating to the roles and functions of professionals within the allied health fields and other fields such as medicine and dentistry; and (2) encourage entities providing allied health education to conduct activities to voluntarily achieve the recommendations of the Commission. (c) COMPOSITION. — The Commission shall be composed of—