H.R. 3200/Division C/Title II/Subtitle A/Part 1

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==PART 1 — NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS==

Sec. 2201. National Health Service Corps.

(a) Fulfillment of obligated service requirement through half-Time service.—
(1) Waivers.—
Subsection (i) of section 331 (42 U.S.C. 254d) is amended—
(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “In carrying out subpart III” and all that follows through the period and inserting “In carrying out subpart III, the Secretary may, in accordance with this subsection, issue waivers to individuals who have entered into a contract for obligated service under the Scholarship Program or the Loan Repayment Program under which the individuals are authorized to satisfy the requirement of obligated service through providing clinical practice that is half-time.”;
(B) in paragraph (2)—
(i) in subparagraphs (A)(ii) and (B), by striking “less than full time” each place it appears and inserting “half time”;
(ii) in subparagraphs (C) and (F), by striking “less than full-time service” each place it appears and inserting “half-time service”; and
(iii) by amending subparagraphs (D) and (E) to read as follows:
``(D) the entity and the Corps member agree in writing that the Corps member will perform half-time clinical practice;
``(E) the Corps member agrees in writing to fulfill all of the service obligations under section 338C through half-time clinical practice and either—
``(i) double the period of obligated service; or
``(ii) in the case of contracts entered into under section 338B, accept a minimum service obligation of 2 years with an award amount equal to 50 percent of the amount that would otherwise be payable for full-time service; and”; and
(C) in paragraph (3), by striking “In evaluating a demonstration project described in paragraph (1)” and inserting “In evaluating waivers issued under paragraph (1)”.
(2) Definitions.—
Subsection (j) of section 331 (42 U.S.C. 254d) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``(5) The terms ‘full time’ and ‘full-time’ mean a minimum of 40 hours per week in a clinical practice, for a minimum of 45 weeks per year.
``(6) The terms ‘half time’ and ‘half-time’ mean a minimum of 20 hours per week (not to exceed 39 hours per week) in a clinical practice, for a minimum of 45 weeks per year.”.
(b) Reappointment to National Advisory Council.—
Section 337(b)(1) (42 U.S.C. 254j(b)(1)) is amended by striking “Members may not be reappointed to the Council.”.
(c) Loan repayment amount.—
Section 338B(g)(2)(A) is amended (42 U.S.C. 254l–1(g)(2)(A)) by striking “$35,000” and inserting “$50,000, plus, beginning with fiscal year 2012, an amount determined by the Secretary on an annual basis to reflect inflation,”.
(d) Treatment of teaching as obligated service.—
Subsection (a) of section 338C (42 U.S.C. 254m) is amended by adding at the end the following: “The Secretary may treat teaching as clinical practice for up to 20 percent of such period of obligated service.”.

Sec. 2202. Authorizations of Appropriations.

(a) National Health Service Corps program.—
Section 338 (42 U.S.C. 254k) is amended—
(1) in subsection (a), by striking “2012” and inserting “2019”; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(c) For the purpose of carrying out this subpart, in addition to any other amounts authorized to be appropriated for such purpose, there are authorized to be appropriated, out of any monies in the Public Health Investment Fund, the following:
``(1) $63,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.
``(2) $66,000,000 for fiscal year 2011.
``(3) $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2012.
``(4) $73,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.
``(5) $77,000,000 for fiscal year 2014.
``(6) $81,000,000 for fiscal year 2015.
``(7) $85,000,000 for fiscal year 2016.
``(8) $89,000,000 for fiscal year 2017.
``(9) $94,000,000 for fiscal year 2018.
``(10) $98,000,000 for fiscal year 2019.”.
(b) Scholarship and loan repayment programs.—
Subpart III of part D of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254l et seq.) is amended—
(1) in section 338H(a)—
(A) in paragraph (4), by striking “and” at the end;
(B) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and
(C) by adding at the end the following:
``(6) for fiscal years 2013 and 2019, such sums as may be necessary.”; and
(2) by inserting after section 338H the following:
``SEC. 338H–1. ADDITIONAL FUNDING.
``For the purpose of carrying out this subpart, in addition to any other amounts authorized to be appropriated for such purpose, there are authorized to be appropriated, out of any monies in the Public Health Investment Fund, the following:
``(1) $254,000,000 for fiscal year 2010.
``(2) $266,000,000 for fiscal year 2011.
``(3) $278,000,000 for fiscal year 2012.
``(4) $292,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.
``(5) $306,000,000 for fiscal year 2014.
``(6) $321,000,000 for fiscal year 2015.
``(7) $337,000,000 for fiscal year 2016.
``(8) $354,000,000 for fiscal year 2017.
``(9) $372,000,000 for fiscal year 2018.
``(10) $391,000,000 for fiscal year 2019.”.