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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

PUBLIC LAW 94-484—OCT. 12, 1976 "(B) assist in the planning, development, expansion, or initial operation of a regional health profession school granting a degree in one or more of the following professions: medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, or public health; or "(C) the Secretary determines will meet a national or regional need for members of the profession to be trained in the new school for which the application is submitted. "(4) The Secretary shall give special consideration to each application of a school for a grant under this subsection— "(A) which application contains or is reasonably supported by assurances that, because of the use that the school will make of existing facilities (including Federal medical or dental facilities), such school will be able to accelerate the date on which it will begin its teaching program; "(B) which school will be located in a health manpower shortage area (designated under section 332); or "(C) which school is a school of medicine or osteopathy which will be located in a State which has no other such school. " (5) For purposes of this subsection, any school of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, public health, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, or podiatry shall be considered a new school for any year if such year is the year preceding the first year in which such school has students enrolled, such first year, and the next two years. " (b)(1) The Secretary may make grants to, and enter into contracts with, schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, or public health for the purposes of assisting in— "(A)(i) meeting the costs of operation of any school of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, and public health if they are in serious financial distress, or " (ii) meeting accreditation requirements, if they have a special need to be assisted in meeting such requirements, and "(B) carrying out appropriate operational, managerial, and financial reforms on the basis of information obtained in a comprehensive cost analysis study or on the basis of other relevant information. " (2) Any grant under this subsection may be made upon such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines to be reasonable and necessary, including requirements that the school agree— "(A) to disclose any financial information or data deemed by the Secretary to be necessary to determine the sources or causes of that school's financial distress, "(B) to conduct a comprehensive cost analysis study in cooperation with the Secretary, and "(C) to carry out appropriate operational, managerial, and financial reforms (as the Secretary may require), including the securing of increased financial support from State or local governmental units or the increasing of tuition on the basis of information obtained in the course of a comprehensive cost analysis study or on the basis of other relevant information. "(3) An application for a grant under this subsection must contain or be supported by assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that the applicant will expend in carrying out its function as a school of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, or public health, as the case may be, during the fiscal year for

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Grants and contracts,

Application,