Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/799

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PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3557 SEC. 106. GENERAL PROVISIONS. (a) IN GENERAL.— (1) Part F of title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295 et seq.) is repealed. (2) Part G of title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295j et seq.) is amended— (A) by redesignating such part as part F; (B) in section 791 (42 U.S.C. 295j)— (i) by striking subsection (b); and (ii) redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b); (C) by repealing section 793 (42 U.S.C. 2951); (D) by repeahng section 798; 42 USC 295o. (E) by redesignating section 799 as section 799B; and 42 USC 295p. (F) by inserting after section 794, the following new sections: "SEC. 796. APPLICATION. 42 USC 295n-l. "(a) IN GENERAL.— To be eligible to receive a grant or contract under this title, an eligible entity shall prepare and submit to the Secretary an application that meets the requirements of this section, at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require. "(b) PLAN. — An application submitted under this section shall contain the plan of the applicant for carrying out a project with amounts received under this title. Such plan shall be consistent with relevant Federal, State, or regional health professions program plans. "(c) PERFORMANCE OUTCOME STANDARDS. —An application submitted under this section shall contain a specification by the applicant entity of performance outcome standards that the project to be funded under the grant or contract will be measured against. Such standards shall address relevant health workforce needs that the project will meet. The recipient of a grant or contract under this section shall meet the standards set forth in the grant or contract application. "(d) LINKAGES. —An application submitted under this section shall contain a description of the linkages with relevant educational and health care entities, including training programs for other health professionals as appropriate, that the project to be funded under the grant or contract will establish. To the extent practicable, grantees under this section shall establish linkages with health care providers who provide care for underserved communities and populations. "SEC. 797. USE OF FUNDS. 42 USC 295n-2. "(a) IN GENERAL. — Amounts provided under a grant or contract awarded under this title may be used for training program development and support, faculty development, model demonstrations, trainee support including tuition, books, program fees and reasonable living expenses during the period of training, technical assistance, workforce analysis, dissemination of information, and exploring new policy directions, as appropriate to meet recognized health workforce objectives, in accordance with this title. "(b) MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT. —With respect to activities for which a grant awarded under this title is to be expended, the entity shall agree to maintain expenditures of non-Federal amounts for such activities at a level that is not less than the level of