Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/392

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110 STAT. 1321-245 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 20 USC 1078-8 note. SEC. 514. (a) HIGH COST TRAINING EXCEPTION. — Section 428H(d)(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1078- 8(d)(2)) is amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in Heu thereof a semicolon and the following: "except in cases where the Secretary determines, that a higher amount is warranted in order to carry out the purpose of this part with respect to students engaged in specialized training requiring exceptionally high costs of education, but the annual insurable limit per student shall not be deemed to be exceeded by a line of credit under which actual payments by the lender to the borrower will not be made in any years in excess of the annual limit.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall be effective for loans made to cover the cost of instruction for periods of enrollment beginning on or after July 1, 1996. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROHIBITION AGAINST ABORTION-RELATED DISCRIMINATION IN TRAINING AND LICENSING OF PHYSICIANS. SEC. 515. Part B of title II of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 238 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following section: ABORTION-RELATED DISCRIMINATION IN GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES REGARDING TRAINING AND LICENSING OF PHYSICIANS 42 USC 238n. "SEC. 245. (a) IN GENERAL.The Federal Government, and any State or local government that receives Federal financial assistance, may not subject any health care entity to discrimination on the basis that— "(1) the entity refuses to undergo training in the performance of induced abortions, to require or provide such training, to perform such abortions, or to provide referrals for such training or such abortions; "(2) the entity refuses to make arrangements for any of the activities specified in paragraph (1); or "(3) the entity attends (or attended) a post-graduate physician training program, or any other program of training in the health professions, that does not (or did not) perform induced abortions or require, provide or refer for training in the performance of induced abortions, or make arrangements for the provision of such training. "(b) ACCREDITATION OF POSTGRADUATE PHYSICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— In determining whether to grant a legal status to a health care entity (including a license or certificate), or to provide such entity with financial assistance, services or other benefits, the Federal Government, or any State or local government that receives Federal financial assistance, shall deem accredited any postgraduate physician training program that would be accredited but for the accrediting agency's reliance upon an accreditation standards that requires an entity to perfonS an induced abortion or require, provide, or refer for training in the performsince of induced abortions, or make arrangements for such training, regardless of whether such Regulations. standard provides exceptions or exemptions. The government involved shall formulate such regulations or other mechanisms.