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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-93—AUG. 16, 1985

99 STAT. 413

resources that spouses of American personnel assigned to missions abroad are qualified to provide. (b) PILOT PROJECT.—(1) The Secretary of State is authorized to

design, conduct, and evaluate a pilot project to test appropriate means of increasing employment of qualified spouses of American personnel assigned to United States missions. The intent of the pilot project shall be to construct a feasible program within which spouses' education, training, and relevant work experience can be used effectively within the mission and in the furthering of United States interests in the host country. (2) The Secretary shall conduct the pilot project described in paragraph (1) in accordance with section 311(b) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3951(b)). (c) COMMENCEMENT OF DESIGN PHASE.—The Secretary shall undertake the design phase of the pilot project upon the enactment of this Act. (d) REPORT,—The Secretary shall report to the Congress by February 1, 1986, on the design of the project and plans for its implementation and evaluation. The report shall include an evaluation of the effects of the pilot program on the full-time career positions in the Foreign Service and on the positions for foreign service nationals. SEC. 121. FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A LATERAL ENTRY PROGRAM INTO THE FOREIGN SERVICE FOR BUSINESSMEN AND FARMERS.

(a) STUDY.—The Secretary of State shall conduct a comprehensive study on the feasibility and desirability of creating a program of lateral entry into the Foreign Service for American businessmen, farmers, and other occupations. This study shall analyze the need for such a program by determining whether or not the personnel of the Foreign Service is composed of many people with a diversity of backgrounds such as business, farming, or other endeavors. The study shall also analyze the costs of putting such a program into effect. (b) REPORT.—The Secretary of State shall report the results of such a study to the Congress no later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 122. HEALTH CARE BENEFITS.

Section 904 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4084) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking out "may" and inserting in lieu thereof "shall"; (2) in subsection (b), by inserting ", and other preventive and remedial care and services as necessary," after "inoculations or vaccinations"; and (3) by amending subsection (d) to read as follows: "(d) If an individual eligible for health care under this section incurs an illness, injury, or medical condition which requires treatment while assigned to a post abroad or located overseas pursuant to Government authorization, the Secretary may pay the cost of such treatment.". SEC. 123. FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE FACILITIES.

(a) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to promote com- Public buildings prehensive training to meet the foreign relations and national SlSp^an? note.