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H.J.Res. 748 (92nd): Joint resolution amending Title 38 of the United States Code to authorize the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs to provide certain assistance in the establishment of new State medical schools and the improvement of existing medical schools affiliated with the Veterans’ Administration; to develop cooperative arrangements between institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit health service institutions affiliated with the Veterans’ Administration to coordinate, improve, and expand the training of professional and allied health and paramedical personnel; to develop and evaluate new health careers, interdisciplinary approaches and career advancement opportunities; to improve and expand allied and other health manpower utilization; to afford continuing education for health manpower of the Veterans’ Administration and other such manpower at Regional Medical Education Centers estabUshed at Veterans’ Administration hospitals throughout the United States; and for other purposes


The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 24, 1972 (Passed Congress).


1100                               PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972                      [86 STAT.

                    Hublic Law 9z-D4i
 October 24, 1972                             JOINT RESOLUTION
 [H. J. Res. 748] Amending Title 38 of the United States Code to autliorize the Administrator of
                   Veterans' Affairs to provide certain assistance in tiie establishment of new
                   State medical schools and the improvement of existing medical schools affili-
                   ated with the Veterans' Administration; to develop cooperative arrangements
                   between institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit health
                   service institutions affiliated with the Veterans' Administration to coordinate,
                   improve, and expand the training of professional and allied health and para-
                   medical personnel; to develop and evaluate new health careers, interdisci-
                   plinary approaches and career advancement opportunities; to improve and
                   expand allied and other health manpower utilization; to afford continuing
                   education for health manpower of the Veterans' Administration and other
                   such manpower at Regional Medical Education Centers established at Veterans'
                   Administration hospitals throughout the United States; and for other purposes.
                  Whereas there is a great national shortage of physicians and allied
                     health personnel;
                  Whereas it is now estimated that there is a shortage of approximately
                     48,000 doctors of medicine and over 250,000 allied health and other
                     medical personnel;
                  Whereas the Veterans' Administration operates the largest medical
                     care system in the United States, if not the world;
                  Whereas the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the Veterans-
                     Administration has an active and close affiliation with over eighty
                     medical schools;
                  Whereas if the training of sufficient numbers of physicians, other
                     health professionals, allied health personnel, and other health per-
                     sonnel is to be accomplished, it is essential that the educational
                     capacities of medical and health professions schools affiliated with
                     the Veterans' Administration be expanded, that new medical and
                     health professions schools affiliated with Veterans' Administration
                     hospitals be established, and that education and training oppor-
                     tunities for the training of existing and future allied health and
                     other health personnel be expandea and improved;
                  Whereas because of the size, diversity, and quality of its medical pro-
                     gram, the Veterans' Administration's Department of Medicine and
                     Surgery is uniquely qualified to assist in the expansion and
                     improvement of existing affiliated medical schools and other health
                     professions schools, in the establishment of new medical and health
                     professions schools, and in the expansion and improvement of edu-
                     cation and training opportunities for allied health and other health
                     personnel; and
                  Whereas it is essential that an adequate number of physicians, health
                     professionals, allied health personnel, and other health personnel
                     be trained if the Congress is to discharge its responsibility to pro-
                     vide the best possible medical care for the Nation's veterans: Now,
                     therefore, be it
                    Resolved hy the Senate and House of Rep^'esentatives of the United
ministration Mtd- ^^^^^^ ^f -Afnerica lu Congress assembled. That this Act may be cited
u:Ti School" ^ ' as the "Veterans' Administration Medical School Assistance and
Assistance and    Health Manpower Training Act of 1972".
Health Man- ^
 _ Training         SEC. 2. (a) P a r t V I of title 38, United States Code, is amended by
power
Act of 1972.^^ inserting immediately after chapter 81 the following new chapter—
  72 Stat. 1251;
80 Stat. 1372.
  38 u s e 5001.




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86 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 1101 "Chapter 82—ASSISTANCE IN ESTABLISHING NEW STATE MEDICAL SCHOOLS; GRANTS TO AFFILIATED MEDI- CAL SCHOOLS; ASSISTANCE TO HEALTH MANPOWER TRAINING INSTITUTIONS "Sec. ''5070. Coordination with public healtli p r o g r a m s ; administration. " S U B C H A P T E R I — P I L O T PROGRAM F O R ASSISTANCE IN T H E ^ E S T A B L I S H M E N T O F N E W STATE MEDICAL SCHOOLS "5071. Declaration of purpose. ' "5072. Authorization of appropriations. "5073. Pilot program assistance. t "5074. Limitations. " S U B C H A P T E R II—GRANTS TO A F F I L I A T E D MEDICAL SCHOOLS ,--'.^M)to j * g "5081. Declaration of purpose. "5082. Authorization of appropriations. "5083. Grants. " S U B C H A P T E R I I I — A S S I S T A N C E T O P U B L I C AND N O N P R O F I T I N S T I - T U T I O N S O F H I G H E R LEARNING, H O S P I T A L S AND O T H E R H E A L T H MANPOWER INSTITUTIONS A F F I L I A T E D W I T H T H E VETERANS' A D M I N I S T R A T I O N TO I N C R E A S E T H E P R O D U C T I O N O F P R O F E S - SIONAL AND O T H E R H E A L T H P E R S O N N E L "5091. Declaration of purpose. "5092. Definition. "5093. G r a n t s . " S U B C H A P T E R I V — E X P A N S I O N OF V E T E R A N S ' A D M I N I S T R A T I O N H O S P I T A L EDUCATION AND T R A I N I N G CAPACITY "5096. Expenditures to remodel and make special allocations to Veterans' Admin- istration hospitals for health manpower education and training. "§5070. Coordination with public health programs; administra- tion " ( a ) The Administrator and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall, to the maximum extent practicable, coordinate the programs carried out under this chapter and the programs carried out under section 309 and titles V I I , V I I I , and I X of the Public Health Service Act. 42 u s e 242g, 292, 296, 299. " ( b ) The Administrator may not enter into any agreement under subchapter I of this chapter or make any grant or provide other assist- ance under subchapter I I or I I I of this chapter after the end of the 72 Stat. 1253; seventh calendar year after the calendar year in which this chapter 78 Stat. 5 0 1 . 38 u s e 5 0 1 1 , takes effect. 5031. " ( c ) The Administrator, after consultation with the special medi- Regulations, cal advisory committee established pursuant to section 4112(a) of this title, shall prescribe regulations covering the terms and conditions for 72 Stat. 1247; 80 Stat. 1370. entering into agreements and making grants under this chapter. 38 u s e 4112. " ( d ) Payments made pursuant to grants under this chapter may Payments. be made in installments, and either in advance or by way of reimburse- ment, with necessary adjustments on account of overpayments or underpayments, as the Administrator may determine. "(e) In making grants under this chapter, the Administrator shall give special consideration to applications from institutions which pro- vide reasonable assurances, which shall be included in the grant agree- ment, that priority for admission to health manpower and training l^rograms carried out by such institutions will be given to otherwise
1102 PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 [86 STAT. qualified vetei-ans wlio during their military service acquired medical military occupation specialties, and that among such qualified vet- erans those who served during the Vietnam era and those who are entitled to disability compensation under laws administered by the Veterans' Administration or whose discharge or release was for a dis- ability incurred or aggravated in line of duty will be given the highest 80 Stat. 1368. priority. In carrying out this chapter and section 4101(b) of this title 38 u s e 4101. in connection with health manpower and training programs assisted or conducted under this title or in affiliation with a Veterans' Admin- istration medical facility, the Administrator shall take appropriate steps to encourage the institutions involved to afford the priorities described in the first sentence of this subsection and to advise all quali- fied veterans with such medical military occupation specialties of the steps he has taken under this subsection and the opportunities avail- able to them as a result of such steps. Recordkeeping. *'(f) (1) Each recipient of assistance under this chapter shall keep such records as the Adhiinistrator shall prescribe, including records which fully disclose the amount and disposition by such recipient of the proceeds of such assistance, the total cost of the project or undertaking in connection with which such 'assistance is made or used, the amount of that portion of the cost of the project or undertaking supplied by other sources, and such records as will facilitate an effective audit. Audit. " (2) The Administrator and the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have access for the purpose of audit and examination to any books, docu- ments, papers, and records of the recipient of any assistance under this chapter which are pertinent to such assistance. "SUBCHAPTER I—PILOT PROGRAM FOR ASSISTANCE IN T H E ESTABLISHIMENT O F N E W S T A T E iSIEDICAL SCHOOLS "§ 5071. Declaration of purpose "The purpose of this subchapter is to authorize the Administrator to implement a pilot program under which he may provide assistance in the establishment of new State medical schools at colleges or univer- sities which are primarily supported by the States in which they are located if such schools are located in proximity to, and operated in conjunction with, Veterans' Administration medical facilities. "§ 5072. Authorization of appropriations "(a) There is authorized to be appropriated $25,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June BO, 1973, and a like sum for each of the six succeeding fiscal years. Sums appropriated pursuant to this section shall be used for making grants pursuant to section 5073 of this title. "(b) Sums appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall remain available until the end of the sixth fiscal year following the fiscal year for which they are appropriated. "§ 5073. Pilot program assistance " ( a ) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Administrator may enter into an agreement to provide to any college or university which is primarily supported by the State in which it is located (here- inafter in this subchapter referred to as 'institution') the following assistance to enable such institution to establish a new medical school: "(1) The leasing to the institution, for such consideration and under such terms and conditions as the Administrator deems appropriate, of such land, buildings, and structures (including equipment therein) under the control and jurisdiction of the Vet-
I 86 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 1103 erans' Administration as may be necessary for such school. The three-year limitation on the term of a lease in section 5012(a) of this title shall not apply with respect to any lease entered into ^2 stat. 1253. pursuant to this paragraph. Any lease made pursuant to this " c 5012. subchapter may be made without regard to the provisions of section 3709 of the Eevised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5). Notwith- standing section 321 of the Act entitled 'An Act making appropri- ations for the Legislative Branch of the Government for the fiscal year ending J u n e 30, 1933, and for other purposes', approved June 30, 1932 (40 U.S.C. 303b), or any other provision of law, a 47 stat. 412. lease made pursuant to this subchapter may provide for the maintenance, protection, or restoration, by the lessee, of the property leased, as a part or all of the consideration for the lease. "(2) The extension, alteration, remodeling, improvement, or repair of buildings and structures (including, as part of a lease made under paragraph (1), the provision of equipment) provided under paragraph (1) to the extent necessary to make them suitable for use as medical school facilities. "(3) The making of grants to assist the institution to pay the cost of the salaries of the faculty of such school during the initial twelve-month period of operation of the school and the next six such twelve-month periods, but payment under this paragraph may not exceed an amount equal to— " ( A ) 90 per centum of the cost of faculty salaries during the first twelve-month period of operation, " ( B ) 90 per centum of such cost during the second such period, " ( C ) 90 per centum of such cost during the third such period, " ( D ) 80 per centum of such cost during the fourth such period, " ( E ) 70 per centum of such cost during the fifth such period, " ( F ) 60 per centum of such cost during the sixth such period, and " ( G ) 50 per centum of such cost during the seventh such period. " ( b ) ( 1 ) The Administrator may not enter into any agreement under subsection (a) of this section unless he finds, and the agreement includes satisfactory assurances, that— " ( A ) there will be adequate State or other financial support for the proposed school; " (B) the overall plans for the school meet such professional and other standards as the Administrator deems appropriate; " (C) the school will maintain such arrangements with the Vet- erans' Administration medical facility with which it is associated (including but not limited to such arrangements as may be made under subchapter I V of chapter 81 of this title) as will be mutually o/2.^!*V^i^^^' beneficial in the carrying out of the mission of the medical facility 8538Stat. 178. u s e 5051, and the school; and " (D^l on the basis of consultation with the appropriate accredi- tation body or bodies approved for such purpose by the Commis- sioner of Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, there is reasonable assurance that, with the aid of an agreement under subsection (a) of this section, such school will meet the accreditation standards of such body or bodies within a reasonable time. "(2) Any agreement entered into by the Administrator under this subchapter shall contain such terms and conditions (in addition to
1104 PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 [86 STAT. those imposed pursuant to subsections (a) (1) and (b) (1) of tliis sec- tion) as ne deems necessary and appropriate to protect the interest of the United States. "(c) If the Administrator, in accordance with such regulations as he shall prescribe, determines that any school established with assist- ance under this chapter— "(1) is not accredited and fails to gain appropriate accredita- tion within a reasonable period of time; " (2) is accredited but fails substantially to carry out the terms . • • '•'•' ^' of the agreement entered into under this chapter; or "(3) IS no longer operated for the purpose for which such assistance was granted, he shall be entitled to recover from the recipient of assistance under this chapter the facilities of such school which were established with assistance under this chapter. I n order to recover such facilities the Administrator may bring an action in the district court of the United States for the district in which such facilities are situated. "§5074. Limitations "The Administrator may not use the authority under this sub- chapter to assist in the establishment of more than ei^ht new medical schools. Such schools shall be located in geographically dispersed areas of the United States. "SUBCHAPTEE II—GRANTS TO A F F I L I A T E D MEDICAL SCHOOLS "§ 5081. Declaration of purpose ^ "The purpose of this subchapter is to authorize the Administrator to carry out a program of grants to medical schools which have maintained affiliations with the Veterans' Administration in order to assist such schools to expand and improve their training capacities and to cooperate with institutions of the types assisted under sub- chapter I I I of this chapter in carrying out the purposes of such subchapter. *'§ 5082. Authorization of appropriations " (a) There is further authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,1973, and a like sum for each of the six succeeding fiscal years, for carrying out programs authorized under this chapter. " ( b ) Sums appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall remain available until the end of the sixth fiscal year following the fiscal year for which they are appropriated. "§ 5083. Grants " ( a ) Any medical school which is affiliated with the Veterans' Administration under an agreement entered into pursuant to sub- 80 Stat. 1373; chapter I V of chapter 81 of this title may apply to the Administrator ^as'usc 5051. for a grant under this subchapter to assist such school, in part, to carry out, through the Veterans' Administration medical facility with which it is affiliated, projects and programs in furtheranc3 of tlie pur- poses of this subchapter, except that no grant shall be made for the construction of any building which will not be located on land under the jurisdiction of the Administrator. Any such application shall con- tain such information in such detail as the Administrator deems neces- sary and appropriate. "(b) An application for a grant under this section may be approved by the Administrator only upon his determination that—
86 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 1105 "(1) the proposed projects and programs for which the grant will be made will make a significant contribution to improving the medical education (including continuing education) program of the school and will result in a substantial increase in the number of medical students attending such school, provided there is rea- sonable assurance from a recognized accrediting body or bodies approved for such purposes by the Commissioner of Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare that the increase in the number of students will not threaten any existing accreditation or otherwise compromise the quality of the training •at such school; ""(2) the application contains or is supported by adequate assur- ance that any Federal funds made available under this subchapter will be supplemented by funds or other resources available from other sources, whether public or private; "(3) the application sets forth such fiscal control and account- ing procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disburse- ment of, and accounting for, Federal funds expended under this subchapter; and "(4) the application provides for making such reports, in such form and containing such information, as the Administrator may require to carry out his functions under this subchapter, and for keeping such records and for affording such access thereto as the Administrator may find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports. " S U B C H A P T E R I I I — A S S I S T A N C E TO P U B L I C AND NON- PROFIT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, HOSPITALS AND OTHER H E A L T H MANPOWER INSTI- T U T I O N S A F F I L I A T E D W I T H T H E V E T E R A N S ' ADMIN- I S T R A T I O N TO I N C R E A S E T H E P R O D U C T I O N O F PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER H E A L T H PERSONNEL **§ 509L Declaration of purpose "The purpose of this subchapter is to authorize the Administrator to carry out a program of grants to provide assistance in the establish- ment of cooperative arrangements among universities, colleges, junior colleges, community colleges, schools of allied health professions, State and local systems of education, hospitals, and other nonprofit health manpower institutions affiliated with the Veterans' Adminis- tration, designed to coordinate, improve, and expand the training of professional and technical allied health and paramedical personnel, and to assist in developing and evaluating new health careers, inter- disciplinary approaches and career advancement opportunities, so as to improve and expand allied and other health manpower utilization. "§ 5092. Definition " F o r the purpose of this subchapter, the term 'eligible institution' means any nonprofit educational facility or other public or nonprofit institution, including universities, colleges, junior colleges, community colleges, schools of allied health professions. State and local systems of education, hospitals, and other nonprofit health manpower institu- tions for the training or education of allied health or other health per- sonnel affiliated with the Veterans' Administration for the conduct of or the providing of guidance for education and training programs for health manpower.
1106 PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 [86 STAT. "§ 5093. Grants " ( a ) Any eligible institution may apply to the Administrator for a grant under this subchapter to assist such institution to carry out, through the Veterans' Administration medical facility with which it is, or will become affiliated, educational and clinical projects and pro- grams, matching the clinical requirements of the facility to the health manpower training potential of the eligible institution, for the expan- sion and improvement of such institution's capacity to train health manpower, including physicians' assistants, nurse practitioners, and other new types of health personnel in furtherance of the purposes of this subchapter. Any such application shall contain a plan to carry out such projects and programs and such other information in such detail as the Administrator deems necessary and appropriate. " ( b ) An application for a grant under this section may be approved by the Administrator only upon his determination that— "(1) the proposed projects and programs for which the grant will be made will make a significant contribution to improving the education (including continuing education) or training pro- gram of the eligible institution and will.result in a substantial increase in the number of students trained at such institution, pro- vided there is reasonable assurance from a recognized accrediting body or bodies approved for such purposes by the Commissioner of Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare that the increase in the number of students will not threaten any existing accreditation or otherwise compi-omise the quality of the training at such institution; "(2) the application contains or is supported by adequate assur- ance that any Federal funds made available under this subchapter will be supplemented by funds or other resources available from other sources, whether public or private; "(3) the application sets forth such fiscal control and account- ing procedures as may be necessary to assure proper disbui-sement of, and accounting for, Federal funds expended under this sub- chapter; and "(4) the application provides for making such reports, in such form and containing such information, as the Administrator may require to carry out his functions under this subchapter, and for keeping such records and for affording such access thereto as the Administrator may find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports. " S U B C H A P T E R I V — E X P A N S I O N O F V E T E R A N S ' ADMIN- ISTRATION H O S P I T A L EDUCATION AND TRAINING CAPACITY "§ 5096. Expenditures to remodel and make snecial allocations to Veterans* Administration hospitals for health man- power education and training "Out of funds appropriated to the Veterans' Administration pur- suant to the authorization in section 5082 of this title, the Admin- istrator may expend such sums as he deems necessary, not to exceed 30 per centum thereof, for (1) the necessary extension, expansion, alteration, improvement, remodeling, or repair of Veterans' Adminis- tration buildings and structures (including provision of initial equip- ment, replacement of obsolete or worn-out equipment, and, where necessary, addition of classrooms, lecture facilities, laboratories, and other teaching facilities) to the extent necessary to make them suit- able for use for health manpower education and training in order 80 Stat. 1368. to Carry out the purpose set forth in section 4101(b), and (2) special 38 USw 4101*
86 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 92-541-OCT. 24, 1972 1107 allocations to Veterans' Administration hospitals and other medical facilities for the development or initiation of improved methods of education and training which may include the development or initia- tion of plans which reduce the period of required education and train- ing for health personnel but which do not adversely affect the quality of such education or training." (b) The table of chapters at the beginning of part V I of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding •'82. Assistance in Establishing New State Medical Schools; Grants to Affiliated Medical Schools; Assistance to Health Manpower Training Institutions 5070". immediately below "81. Acquisition and Operation of Hospital and Domiciliary Facilities; Procurement and Supply 5001". SEC. 3. (a) Chapter 73 of title 38, United States Code, is amended Jl^ll%\\^^' by adding at the end thereof the following new subchapter: 38 use 410*1. "SUBCHAPTER II—REGIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTERS "§ 4121. Designation of Regional Medical Education Centers " ( a ) In carrying out his functions under section 4101 of this title with regard to the training of health manpower, the Administrator shall implement a pilot program under which he shall designate as Regional Medical Education Centers such Veterans' Administration hospitals as he determines appropriate to carry out the provisions of this subchapter in geographically dispersed areas of the United States. ^'(b) Each Regional Medical Education Center (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as 'Center') designated under subsection (a) of this section shall provide in-residence continuing medical and related education programs for medical and health personnel eligible for training under this subchapter, including (1) the teaching of newly developed medical skills and the use of newlj^ developed medical technologies and equipment, (2) advanced clinical instruction, (3) the opportunity for conducting clinical investigations, (4) clinical demon- strations in the utilizaton of new types of health personnel and in the better utilization of the skills of existing health personnel, and (5) - routine verification of basic medical skills and, where determined nec- essary, remediation of any deficiency in such skills. "§ 4122, Supervision and staffing of Centers " ( a ) Centers shall be operated under the supervision of the Chief Medical Director and staffed with personnel qualified to provide the highest quality instruction and training in various medical and health care disciplines. " (b) As a means of providing appropriate recognition to individuals in the career service of the Department of Medicine and Surgery who possess outstanding qualifications in a particular medical or kealth care discipline, the Chief Medical Director shall from time to time and for such period as he deems appropriate assign such individuals to serve as visiting instructors at Centers. "(c) Whenever he deems it necessary for the effective conduct of the program provided for under this subchapter, the Chief Medical Director is authorized to contract for the services of highly qualified medical and health personnel from outside the Veterans' Administra- tion to serve as instructors at such Centers. "§ 4123. Personnel eligible for training "The Chief Medical Director shall determine the manner in which personnel are to be selected for training in the Centers. Preference
1108 PUBLIC LAW 92-542-OCT. 25, 1972 [86 STAT. shall be given to career personnel of the Department of Medicine and Surgery. To the extent that facilities are available, other medical and health personnel shall, on a fully reimbursable basis, be eligible for in-residence training in the Centers. "§4124. Consultation "The Chief Medical Director shall carry out the provisions of this subchapter after consultation with the special medical advisory group 72 Stat. 1247; established pursuant to section 4112(a) of this title." 80 Stat. 1370. 38 u s e 4112. (b) (1) The table of sections at the b e ^ n n i n g of chapter 73 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the beginning of such table the following: "SUBCHAPTER I—OKGANIZATION ; GENERAL". (2) Such table of sections is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following: , "SUBCHAPTER II—REGIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTERS "4121. Designation of Regional Medical Education Centers. "4122. Supervision and staffing of Centers. - "4123. Personnel eligible for training. "4124. Consultation. "SUBCHAPTER I—ORGANIZATION; GENERAL". Approved October 24, 1972. Public Law 92-542 October 25, 1972 AN ACT [H. R. 5066] To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1973 to carry out the Flammable Fabrics Act. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Flammable United States of America in Congress assembled^ That section 13 of F a b r i c s Act, amendment. the Flammable Fabrics Act (81 Stat. 573) is amended by striking out 15 u s e 1191 "1968, and" and inserting "1968," in lieu thereof, and by inserting im- note. mediately after "June 30,1970," the following: "and $4,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,1973,". Approved October 25, 1972. Public Law 92-543 October 25, 1972 AN ACT [H. R. 11773] To amend section 389 of the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the District of Columbia to exclude the personnel records, home addresses, and telephone numbers of the officers and members of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia from the records open to public inspection. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the D.c. United States of America in Congress assembled^ That section 389 Police person- n e l r e c o r d s , public of the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the District of inspection. Columbia (D.C. Code, sec. 4-135), is amended to read as follows: "The 68 Stat. 755. 67 Stat. 99. records to be kept by paragraphs 1,2, and 4 of section 386 shall be open D . C . Code to public inspection when not in actual use, and this requirement shall 4-134. be enforceable by mandatory injunction issued by the Superior Court of the District oi Columbia on the application of any person.". Approved October 25, 1972.