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Ill STAT. 30 PUBLIC LAW 105-12 —APR. 30, 1997 "(C) develop and implement curricula regarding disability issues, including living with disabilities, living with chronic or terminal illness, attendant and personm care, assistive technology, and social support services. "(3) DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.— The Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with public and nonprofit private entities for the purpose of conducting demonstration projects that will— "(A) reduce restrictions on access to hospice programs; or "(B) fund home health care services, community living arrangements, and attendant care services. "(4) PALLIATIVE MEDICINE.— The Secretary shall emphasize palliative medicine among its funding and research priorities.". 42 USC 295 note. (c) REPORT BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE. — Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Congress a report providing an assessment of programs under subsection (e) of section 781 of the Public Health Service Act (as added by subsection (b) of this section) to conduct research, provide training, and develop curricula and of the curricula offered and used by schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine in pain management, depression identification and treatment, and issues related to psdliative care and suicide prevention. The purpose of the assessment shall be to determine the extent to which such programs have furthered knowledge and practice of pain management, depression identification and treatment, and issues related to palliative care and suicide prevention. Approved April 30, 1997. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1003: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-46, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Commerce). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997): Apr. 10, considered and passed House. Apr. 16, considered and passed Senate. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 33 (1997): Apr. 30, Presidential statement.