Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 2.djvu/34

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116 STAT. 816 PUBLIC LAW 107-205—AUG. 1, 2002 by promoting nurse involvement in the organizational and clinical decisionmaking processes of a health care facility. "(B) PREFERENCE. —In making awards of grants under this paragraph, the Secretary shall give a preference to applicants that have not previously received an award under this paragraph. "(C) CONTINUATION OF AN AWARD. — The Secretary shall make continuation of any award under this paragraph beyond the second year of such award contingent on the recipient of such award having demonstrated to the Secretary measurable and substantive improvement in nurse retention or patient care. "(d) OTHER PRIORITY AREAS. — The Secretary may award grants to or enter into contracts with eligible entities to address other areas that are of high priority to nurse education, practice, and retention, as determined by the Secretary. "(e) PREFERENCE. — For purposes of any amount of funds appropriated to carry out this section for fiscal year 2003, 2004, or 2005 that is in excess of the amount of funds appropriated to carry out this section for fiscal year 2002, the Secretary shall give preference to awarding grants or entering into contracts under subsections (a)(2) and (c). Deadline. "(f) REPORT. —The Secretary shall submit to the Congress before the end of each fiscal year a report on the grants awarded and the contracts entered into under this section. Each such report shall identify the overall number of such grants and contracts and provide an explanation of why each such grant or contract will meet the priority need of the nursing workforce. "(g) ELIGIBLE ENTITY. —For purposes of this section, the term 'eligible entity' includes a school of nursing, a health care facility, or a partnership of such a school and facility. "(h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.". SEC. 202. COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC EDUCATION. (a) COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC EDUCATION.— Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.) (as amended by section 102) is amended by adding at the end the following: "PART I—COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC EDUCATION Grants. "SEC. 855. COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC EDUCATION. 42 USC 298 "(a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.—The Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities to develop and implement, in coordination with programs under section 753, programs and initiatives to train and educate individuals in providing geriatric care for the elderly. "(b) USE OF FUNDS. — An eligible entity that receives a grant under subsection (a) shall use funds under such grant to— "(1) provide training to individuals who will provide geriatric care for the elderly; "(2) develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment of the health problems of elderly individuals; "(3) train faculty members in geriatrics; or "(4) provide continuing education to individuals who provide geriatric care.