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42 U.S.C. 294r

42 U.S.C. 2940

ADMINISTRATION PROVISIONS

SEC. 744. The Secretary may agree to modifications of agreements or loans made under this subpart, and may compromise, waive, or release any right, title, claim, or demand of the United States arising or acquired under this subpart.

Subpart III-Traineeships for Students in Schools of
Public Health and Other Graduate Programs

TRAINEESHIPS FOR STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC

HEALTH

SEC. 748. (a) The Secretary may make grants to accredited schools of public health for traineeships to train students enrolled in such schools.

(b) (1) No grant for traineeships may be made under subsection (a) unless an application therefor has been submitted to, and approved by, the Secretary. Such application shall be in such form, be submitted in such manner, and contain such information, as the Secretary by regulation may prescribe. Traineeships under such a grant shall be awarded in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe. The amount of any such grant shall be determined by the Secretary.

(2) Traineeships awarded under grants made under subsection (a) shall provide for such stipends and allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses and dependency allowances) for the trainees as the Secretary may deem necessary.

(3) In awarding traineeships under this section, each applicant shall assure to the satisfaction of the Secretary that at least the percent specified in paragraph (4) of the funds received under this section shall go to individuals who

(A)(i) have previously received a postbaccalaureate degree, or

(ii) have three years of work experience in health services; and

(B) are pursuing a course of study in

(i) biostatistics or epidemiology,

(ii) health administration, health planning, or health policy analysis and planning,

(iii) environmental or occupational health, or
(iv) dietetics or nutrition.

(4) The percent referred to in paragraph (3) is-
(A) 45 percent for grants made for the fiscal year
ending September 30, 1978,

(B) 55 percent for grants made for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, and

(C) 65 percent for grants made for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, and in succeeding fiscal years.

(c) For payments under grants under subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated $7.500.000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978; $8,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979; and $9,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980.

TRAINEESHIPS FOR STUDENTS IN OTHER GRADUATE PROGRAMS

SEC. 749. (a) The Secretary may make grants to public 42 U.S.c. 2948 or nonprofit private educational entities, including graduate schools of social work but excluding accredited schools of public health, which offer a program in health administration, hospital administration, or health policy analysis and planning, which program is accredited by a body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Commissioner of Education and which meets such other quality standards as the Secretary by regulation may prescribe, for traineeships to train students enrolled in such a program.

(b) (1) No grant for traineeships may be made under subsection (a) unless an application there for has been submitted to, and approved by, the Secretary. Such application shall be in such form, be submitted in such manner, and contain such information, as the Secretary by regulation may prescribe. Traineeships under such a grant shall be awarded in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe. The amount of any such grant shall be determined by the Secretary.

(2) Traineeships awarded under grants made under subsection (a) shall provide for such stipends and allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses and dependency allowances) for the trainees as the Secretary may deem necessary.

(3) In awarding traineeships under this section, each applicant shall assure to the satisfaction of the Secretary that at least 80 percent of the funds received under this section shall go to individuals who (A) have previously received a postbaccalaureate degree, or (B) have three years of work experience in health services.

(c) For payments under grants under subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978; $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979; and $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980.

Subpart IV-National Health Service Corps
Scholarships

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

SEC. 751. (a) The Secretary shall estabish the National 42 U.S.C. 294t Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (hereinafter in this subpart referred to as the "Scholarship Program") to assure an adequate supply of trained physi

cians, dentists, and nurses for the National Health Service Corps (hereinafter in this subpart referred to as the "Corps") and, if needed by the Corps, podiatrists, optometrists, pharmacists, graduates of schools of veterinary medicine, graduates of schools of public health, graduates of programs in health administration, graduates of programs for the training of physician assistants, expanded function dental auxiliaries, and nurse practitioners (as defined in section 822), and other health professionals.

(b) To be eligible to participate in the Scholarship Program, an individual must

(1) be accepted for enrollment, or be enrolled, as a full-time student (A) in an accredited (as determined by the Secretary) educational institution in a State and (B) in a course of study or program, offered by such institution and approved by the Secretary, leading to a degree in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, or other health profession;

(2) be eligible for, or hold, an appointment as a commissioned officer in the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Service or be eligible for selection for civilian service in the Corps;

(3) submit an application to participate in the Scholarship Program; and

(4) sign and submit to the Secretary, at the time of submittal of such application, a written contract (described in subsection (f)) to accept payment of a scholarship and to serve (in accordance with this subpart) for the applicable period of obligated service in a health manpower shortage area.

(c) In disseminating application forms and contract forms to individuals desiring to participate in the Scholarship Program, the Secretary shall include with such forms

(1) a fair summary of the rights and liabilities of an individual whose application is approved (and whose contract is accepted) by the Secretary, including in the summary a clear explanation of the damages to which the United States is entitled under section 754 in the case of the individual's breach of the contract; and

(2) such other information as may be necessary for the individual to understand the individual's prospective participation in the Scholarship Program and service in the Corps.

The application form, contract form, and all other information furnished by the Secretary under this subpart shall be written in a manner calculated to be understood by the average individual applying to participate in the Scholarship Program. The Secretary shall make such application forms, contract forms, and other information available to individuals desiring to participate in the

Scholarship Program on a date sufficiently early to insure that such individuals have adequate time to carefully review and evaluate such forms and information.

(d) In determining which applications under the Scholarship Program to approve (and which contracts to accept), the Secretary shall give priority

(1) first, to applications made (and contracts submitted) by individuals who have previously received scholarships under the Scholarship Program or under section 758; and

(2) second, to applications made (and contracts submitted)

(A) in the school year ending in the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1977, by individuals who are entering their first or second year of study in a course of study or program described in subsection (b)(1) (B) in such school year;

and

(B) in each school year thereafter, by individuals who are entering their first year of study in a course of study or program described in subsection (b) (1) (B) in such school year.

(e) (1) An individual becomes a participant in the Scholarship Program only upon the Secretary's approval of the individual's application submitted under subsection (b) (3) and the Secretary's acceptance of the contract submitted by the individual under subsection (b) (4).

(2) The Secretary shall provide written notice to an individual promptly upon the Secretary's approving, under paragraph (1), of the individual's participation in the Scholarship Program.

(f) The written contract (referred to in this subpart) between the Secretary and an individual shall contain(1) an agreement that

(A) subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary agrees (i) to provide the individual with a scholarship (described in subsection (g)) in each such school year or years for a period of years (not to exceed four school years) determined by the individual, during which period the individual is pursuing a course of study described in subsection (b) (1) (B), and (ii) to ac- cept (subject to the availability of appropriated funds for carrying out subpart II of part C of title III) the individual into the Corps (or for equivalent service as otherwise provided in this subpart); and

(B) subject to paragraph (2), the individual

agrees

(i) to accept provision of such a scholarship to the individual;

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(ii) to maintain enrollment in a course of study described in subsection (b)(1)(B) until the individual completes the course of study;

(iii) while enrolled in such course of study, to maintain an acceptable level of academic standing (as determined under regulations of the Secretary by the educational institution offering such course of study); and

(iv) to serve for a time period (hereinafter in the subpart referred to as the "period of obligated service") equal to—

(I) one year for each school year for which the individual was provided a scholarship under the Scholarship Program, or

(II) two years,

whichever is greater, in a health manpower shortage area (designated under section 332) to which he is assigned by the Secretary as a member of the Corps, or as otherwise provided in this subpart;

(2) a provision that any financial obligation of the United States arising out of a contract entered into under this subpart and any obligation of the individual which is conditioned thereon, is contingent upon funds being appropriated for scholarships under this subpart and to carry out the purposes of subpart II of part C of title III;

(3) a statement of the damages to which the United States is entitled, under section 754, for the individual's breach of the contract; and

(4) such other statements of the rights and liabilities of the Secretary and of the individual, not inconsistent with the provisions of this subpart.

(g) (1) A scholarship provided to a student for a school year under a written contract under the Scholarship Program or under section 758 (relating to scholarships for first-year students of exceptional financial need), shall consist of

(A) payment to, or (in accordance with paragraph (2)) on behalf of, the student of the amount (except as provided in section 711) of

(i) the tuition of the student in such school year; and

(ii) all other reasonable educational expenses, including fees, books, and laboratory expenses, incurred by the student in such school year; and (B) payment to the student of a stipend of $400 per month (adjusted in accordance with paragraph

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