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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman WALTER ROGERS, Texas

WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois
SAMUEL N. FRIEDEL, Maryland

J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California
TORBERT H. MACDONALD, Massachusetts SAMUEL L. DEVINE, Ohio
JOHN JARMAN, Oklahoma

ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota
LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts JOHN E. MOSS, California

WILLARD S. CURTIN, Pennsylvania JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan

GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska
PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina
HORACE R. KORNEGAY, North Carolina JAMES HARVEY, Michigan
LIONEL VAN DEERLIN, California

ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina
J. J. PICKLE, Texas ?

TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky
FRED D. ROONEY, Pennsylvania
JOHN M. MURPHY, New York
DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia
DANIEL J. RONAN, Ilinois
J. OLIVA HUOT, New Hampshire
JAMES A. MACKAY, Georgia
JOHN J. GILLIGAN, Ohio
CHARLES P. FARNSLEY, Kentucky
JOHN BELL WILLIAMS, Mississippi
BROCK ADAMS, Washington

W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
KENNETH J. PAINTER, Assistant Clerk

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Hearings held on-

March 29, 1966.

Varch 30, 1966.

March 31, 1966-

Text of H.R. 13196..

Report of-

Comptroller General of the United States -
Health, Education, and Welfare Department.-
Labor Department.--

Navy Department.

Statement of -

Blair, Lucy, executive director, American Physical Therapy Associa-

tion...

Conway, Bernard J., on behalf of American Dental Association and

American Association of Dental Schools ---

Coon, Dr. Robert W., chairman, Department of Pathology, College of

Medicine, University of Vermont-

Gardner, Hon. John W., Secretary, Department of Health, Education,

and Welfare.

Godwin, Dr. John T., on behalf of American Society of Clinical

Pathologists

Hovde, Ruth, on behalf of American Society of Medical Technologists -

Kelly, James, Comptroller, Department of Health, Education, and

Welfare.

Kinsinger, Robert E., on behalf of American Association of Junior

Colleges

Lee, Dr. Philip, Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs,

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare-

Mann, Dr. William R., on behalf of American Dental Association and

American Association of Dental Schools

Martin, Dr. Samuel P., on behalf of Association of American Medical

Colleges.

Miller, Ben F., on behalf of American Dental Association and American

Association of Dental Schools

Newman, Dr. Parley, associate secretary, American Speech & Hearing

Association..

Rovelstad, Dr. Homer D., on behalf of American Dental Association

and American Association of Dental Schools..

Schnebly, Martha, director occupational therapy, Institute of Physical

Medicine and Rehabilitation.-

Stewart, Dr. William, Surgeon General, Public Health Service, De-

partment of Health, Education, and Welfare --

Taussig, Dr. Helen, president, American Heart Association.

Additional information submitted for the record by-

Ackley, Naida, telegram from..

American Association of Junior Colleges:

Letter from John P. Mallan, director, governmental relations---

List of changes in nursing functions.

Theory-skill spectrum in the health fields, chart.-

American Dental Hygienists' Association, letter from Margaret E.

Swanson, executive secretary
American Hospital Association, letter from Kenneth Williamson,

associate director.

American Nurses' Association, letter from Judith G. Whitaker,

executive director.

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American Optometric Association, statement of Dr. V. Eugene

McCrary, president..
American Public Health Association, statement of
Atwell, Dr. Robert J., director, School of Allied Medical Services,

Ohio State University College of Medicine, statement of..-
Coon, Dr. Robert W.: “A Fact Sheet-Careers in the Medical

Laboratory”.
Dobranske, Veronica C., telegram from....
Elliott, Dorothy, telegram from.-

Health, Education, and Welfare Department:

Cost estimates for proposed Moss amendments to H.R. 13196--

Estimated new obligation authority required for 1967-69 under

proposed legislation, table..

List of allied health professions.--

State scholarship-loan programs for medical students, as

incentive for practice in rural or other shortage areas..

Huntting, Inez, telegram from.---
Latimer, Ruth M.,, director, physical therapy educational program,

University of Maryland, statement of...

Phillips, Grace, president of the council of physical therapy school

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Schmidt, Edna, letter from..

Schnebly, Martha, telegram from..

Temple University, letter from Millard E. Gladfelter, president

Willard, Helen, telegram from..-

Zlatolovek, Harriet, telegram from..

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ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS PERSONNEL

TRAINING ACT OF 1966

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1966

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D.C.

,'. The committee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 2123, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Harley O. Staggers (chairman) presiding

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.

The hearings today are on H.R. 13196, which I introduced at the request of the administration to carry out recommendations of the President made in his message on domestic health and education.

This bill is designed to increase the opportunities for training of medical technologists and personnel in other allied health professions, and to improve the educational quality of the schools training such personnel

The bill also proposes fairly substantial modifications in the student loan programs established under the Health Professions Educational Assistance Act of 1963, as amended, and the Nurse Training Act of 1964.

The bill provides for grants for construction of teaching facilities for allied health professions personnel, provides grants to improve the quality of training centers, authorizes traineeships for training of teachers, supervisors, and specialists, and provides grants for projects to develop, demonstrate, or evaluate curriculums for the training of new types of health technologists.

The provisions relating to student loans in general would authorize the transfer of the funding of these loans to the private sector. Recent action taken by a subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor during its consideration of proposed amendments to the National Defense Education Act raises some questions in my mind as to whether this change would be desirable if a similar change is not made in the National Defense Education Act. I hope that this point will be developed in the hearings.

At this point there will be included the text of the bill, H.R. 13196, and

agency reports thereon.
(The documents referred to follow :)

(H.R. 13196, 89th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the opportunities for training of medical

technologists and personnel in other allied health professions, to improve the educational quality of the schools training such allied health professions personnel, and to strengthen and improve the existing student loan programs for medical, osteopathic, dental, podiatry, pharmacy, optometric, and nursing students, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Allied Health Professions Personnel Training Act of 1966".

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ADDITION OF PART GTO TITLE VII OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT

Sec. 2. Title VII of the Public Health Service Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new part:

"Part G-TRAINING IN THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS

"GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TEACHING FACILITIES FOR ALLIED HEALTH

PROFESSIONS PERSONNEL

“Authorization of Appropriations "Sec. 791. (a)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated for grants to assist in the construction of new facilities for training centers for allied health professions, or replacement or rehabilitation of existing facilities for such centers, such sums as may be necessary for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967, and each of the next two fiscal years.

“(2) Sums appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) for a fiscal year shall remain available for grants under this section until the close of the next fiscal year.

“Approval of Applications for Construction Grants "(b)(1) No application for a grant under this section may be approved unless it is submitted to the Surgeon General prior to July 1, 1968. The Surgeon General may from time to time set dates (not earlier than the fiscal year preceding the year for which a grant is sought) by which applications for grants under this section for any fiscal year must be filed.

“(2) A grant under this section may be made only if the application therefor is approved by the Surgeon General upon his determination that

(A) the applicant is a public or nonprofit private training center for allied health professions;

“(B) the application contains or is supported by reasonable assurances that (i) for not less than ten years after completion of construction, the facility will be used for the purposes of the training for which it is to be constructed, and will not be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship, (ii) sufficient funds will be available to meet the non-Federal share of the cost of constructing the facility, (iii) sufficient funds will be available, when construction is completed, for effective use of the facility for the training for which it is being constructed, and (iv) in the case of an application for a grant for construction to expand the training capacity of a training center for allied health professions, for the first full school year after the completion of the construction and for each of the nine years thereafter, the enrollment of full-time students at such center will exceed the highest enrollment of such students at such school for any of the five full school years preceding the year in which the application is made by at least 5 per centim of such highest enrollment, and the requirements of this clause (iv) shall be in addition to the requirements of section 792(b)(2), where applicable;

"(C)(i) in the case of an application for a grant for construction of a new facility, such application is for aid in the construction of a new training center for allied health professions, or construction which will expand the training capacity of an existing center, or (ii) in the case of an application for a grant for replacement or rehabilitation of existing facilities, such application is for aid in construction which will replace or rehabilitate facilities of an existing training center for allied health professions which are so obsolete as to require the center to curtail substantially either its enrollment or the quality of the training provided;

“(D) the plans and specifications are in accordance with regulations relating to minimum standards of construction and equipment; and

“(E) the application contains or is supported by adequate assurance that any laborer or mechanic employed by any contractor or subcontractor in the performance of work on the construction of the facility will be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276a-276a5). The Secretary of Labor shall have, with respect to the labor standards specified in this subparagraph (E), the authority and functions set forth in Reorganization Plan Numbered 14 of 1950 (15 F.R. 3176; 64 Stat. 1267), and section 2 of the

Act of June 13, 1934, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276c). “(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), in the case of an affiliated hospital (as defined in paragraph (3) of section 724), an application which is approved by the

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