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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HARLEY 0. STAGGERS, West Virginia, Chairman WALTER ROGERS, Texas
WILLIAM L. SPRINGER, Illinois
J. ARTHUR YOUNGER, California
ANCHER NELSEN, Minnesota
HASTINGS KEITH, Massachusetts JOHN E. MOSS, California
WILLARD S. CURTIN, Pennsylvania JOHN D. DINGELL, Michigan
GLENN CUNNINGHAM, Nebraska
JAMES T. BROYHILL, North Carolina
ALBERT W. WATSON, South Carolina
TIM LEE CARTER, Kentucky
W. E. WILLIAMSON, Clerk
Comptroller General of the United States -
Coon, Dr. Robert W., chairman, Department of Pathology, College of
Medicine, University of Vermont-
Taussig, Dr. Helen, president, American Heart Association.
American Dental Hygienists' Association, letter from Margaret E.
Swanson, executive secretary
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American Optometric Association, statement of Dr. V. Eugene
Ohio State University College of Medicine, statement of..-
Cost estimates for proposed Moss amendments to H.R. 13196--
Huntting, Inez, telegram from.---
University of Maryland, statement of...
directors, letter from..
Schmidt, Edna, letter from..
Schnebly, Martha, telegram from..
Temple University, letter from Millard E. Gladfelter, president
Willard, Helen, telegram from..-
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ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS PERSONNEL
TRAINING ACT OF 1966
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1966
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
,'. 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.
(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".
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
“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