Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 5.djvu/899

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note. PUBLIC LAW 102-573—OCT. 29, 1992 106 STAT. 4537 "(ii) provides an incentive to serve in Indian health programs with the greatest shortages of health professionals; and "(iii) provides an incentive with respect to the health professional involved remaining in an Indian health program with such a health professiongd shortage, and continuing to provide primary health services, after the completion of the period of obligated service under the Loan Repayment Program.". (g) TAX LIABILITY. — (1) Paragraph (3) of section 108(g) (25 U.S.C. 1616a(g)(3)) is amended to read as follows: "(3) For the purpose of providing reimbursements for tax liability resulting from pa3nnients under paragraph (2) on behalf of an individual, the Secretary— "(A) in addition to such payments, may make payments to the individual in an amount not less than 20 percent and not more than 39 percent of the total amount of loan repay- ments made for the taxable year involved; and "(B) may make such additional payments as the Secretary determines to be appropriate with respect to such purpose.". (2) The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply only ^5 USC I6l6a with respect to contracts under section 108 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act entered into on or after the date of enactment of this Act. (h) STAFFING NEEDS.— Section 108(k) (25 U.S.C. 1616a(k)) is amended to read as follows: "(k) The Secretary, in assigning individuals to serve in Indian health programs pursuant to contracts entered into under this section, sh^l— "(1) ensure that the staffing needs of Indian health programs administered by an Indian tribe or tribal or health organization receive consideration on an equal basis with programs that are administered directly by the Service; and "(2) give priority to assigning individuals to Indian health programs that have a need for health professionals to provide health care services as a result of individuals having breached contracts entered into under this section.", (i) ANNUAL REPORT.— Subsection (n) of section 108 is amended to read as follows: "(n) The Secretary shall submit to the President, for inclusion in each report required to be submitted to the Congress under section 801, a report concerning the previous fiscal year which sets forth— "(1) the health professional positions maintained by the Service or by tribal or Indian organizations for which recruitment or retention is difficult; "(2) the number of Loan Repayment Program applications filed with respect to each type of health profession; "(3) the number of contracts described in subsection (f) that are entered into with respect to each health profession; "(4) the amount of loan payments made under this section, in total and by health profession; "(5) the number of scholarship grants that are provided under section 104 with respect to each health profession; "(6) the amount of scholarship grants provided under section 104, in total and by health profession; "(7) the number of providers of health care that will be needed by Indian health programs, by location and profession,