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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1981

95 STAT. 924

Grants.

Eligibility requirements.

Appropriation authorization.

42 USC 295g-8.

42 USC 254e.

PUBLIC LAW 97-35—AUG. 13, 1981 making such grants, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary. (b) Subsection (c) of such section is redesignated as subsection (a) and effective with respect to fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1981, is amended to read as follows: "(a)(1) The Secretary may make grants to schools which provide the first two years of education leading to the degree of doctor of medicine to assist the schools in accelerating the date they will become schools of medicine. "(2) The amount of a grant under paragraph (1) to a school shall be equal to the product of $25,000 and the number of full-time, thirdyear students which the Secretary estimates will enroll in the school in the school year beginning in the fiscal year in which such grant is made. Estimates by the Secretary under this paragraph of the number of full-time, third-year students to be enrolled in the school may be made on assurances provided by the school. ' (3) To be eligible to apply for a grant under paragraph (1), the applicant must be a public or nonprofit school providing the first two years of education leading to the degree of doctor of medicine and be accredited by a recognized body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Secretary of Education.'. (c) Subsection (d) of such section is redesignated as subsection (b) and is amended— (1) by inserting "dentistry," before "optometry" in paragraph (6), (2) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (20), (3) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (21) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon, and (4) by adding at the end the following: "(22) training of health professionals in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diabetes and other severe chronic diseases and their complications; "(23) dental education, the training of expanded function dental auxiliaries, and dental team practice; and "(24) training of allied health personnel.". (d) Subsections (f) and (g) of such section are repealed. (e) Subsection (e) of such section is redesignated as subsection (f) and effective with respect to fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1981, is amended to read as follows: "(f) For purposes of this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $6,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982; $6,500,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983; and $7,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984.". (f) Section 788 is amended by inserting after subsection (b) (as redesignated by subsection (c) of this section) the following new subsections: "(c)(1) The Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, or other appropriate public or nonprofit private entities to assist in meeting the costs of planning, establishing, and operating projects to provide support services to health professionals practicing in health manpower shortage areas designated under section 332. Such support services may include continuing education, relief services, specialist referral services, and placement of students in a preceptorial relationship with the practitioner. "(2) No grant may be made to or contract entered into with an entity under paragraph (1)—