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[85 STAT. 473]
[85 STAT. 473]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 92-158-NOV. 18, 1971

which such grant is sought, an amount of funds (other than funds for construction as determined by the Secretary) from non-Federal sources which is at least as great as the average amount of funds expended by such applicant for such purpose (excluding expenditures of a nonrecurring nature) in the 3 fiscal years immediately preceding the fiscal year for which such grant is sought. The requirements of subparagraph (A) shall be in addition to the requirements of section 8 0 2 (b)(2)(D) of this Act, where applicable. "(2) The Secretary is authorized to waive (in whole or in part) the provisions of paragraph (1)(A) if he determines, after consultation with the National Advisory Council on Nurse Training, that the required increase in first-year enrollment of full-time students in a school cannot, because of limitations of physical facilities available to the school for training or because of other relevant factors, be accomplished without lowering the quality of training provided therein. "(f)


"(1) I n the case of a school which has not received a grant under subsection (a) in a fiscal year beginning after June 30, 1971, an application by such school for such a grant for a fiscal year beginning after that date may not be approved by the Secretary unless the application contains or is accompanied by a plan to carry out, or establish and carry out, during the two-school year period commencing not later than the first day of the fiscal year next following the fiscal year in which the grant is made, specific projects in at least three of the following categories of projects: " (A) Projects to assist in— " (i) mergers between hospital training programs or between hospital training programs and academic institutions, or " (ii) affiliation agreements with hospitals or academic institutions; leading to the establishment of nurse training programs. " (B) Projects to train for new roles, types, or levels of nursing personnel, including programs for the training of pediatric nurse practitioners or other types of nurse practitioners, in cooperation with appropriate academic institutions or hospitals. " (C) Projects to establish cooperative intradisciplinary training among schools of nursing with a view toward establishment of interchangeable curriculum or shared use of resources. " (D) Projects to establish cooperative interdisciplinary training between schools of nursing and schools of allied health, medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, public health, or veterinary medicine, including training for the use of the team approach to the delivery of health services. " (E) Projects to assist in increasing the supply of ade{^uately trained nursing personnel or to promote the full utilization of nursing skills. " (F) Projects to effect significant improvements in the curricula of schools of nursing (including projects with a view toward the assumption of greater patient care responsibilities).


78 Stat. 9 0 9. 42 USC 296a„