National Health Service Corps; Health Professions Education; Nurse Training
Amends the Public Health Service Act to include as members of the National Health Service Corps individuals who are not employees of the United States. Revises the procedures for designation of a health manpower shortage area.
Requires the Secretary to notify the appropriate State and local agencies before the proposed designation.
Requires the Secretary to determine that there is a continued demand, as well as need, for manpower before assigning Health Corps personnel to a health manpower shortage area.
Prohibits the Secretary from discriminating against a public entity with respect to waiving the cost sharing requirement for such an entity located in an area in which a significant percentage of individuals are unable to pay for services.
Provides grants for the conduct of programs which are designed to prepare individuals subject to a service obligation under the National Health Service Corps scholarship program to effectively provide health services in the manpower shortage area to which they are assigned.
Extends the National Advisory Council on the Corps through fiscal year 1984.
Authorizes appropriations through fiscal year 1984 for the Corps. Revises provisions concerning obligated service and eligibility under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship program.
Sets forth limitations on the use of appropriations for health professions education accredited schools of allied health as defined by such Act. Amends the Public Health Service Act to define the terms "graduate program in health administration" and "school of allied health" for the purposes of such Act. Requires the uniform reporting system on health professions data to include information concerning chiropractors and clinical psychologist.
Revises the procedure for reporting such health professions data.
Permits health professions education grants to be paid:
(1) in advance or by way of reimbursement;
(2) at such intervals and on such conditions as the Secretary of Health and Human Services may find necessary; and
(3) with appropriate adjustments on account of overpayments or underpayments previously made.
Prohibits grants, loan guarantees, or interest subsidy payments from being made to any school, program, or training center if the tuition levels or education fees at such school are higher for certain students solely on the basis that such students are the recipients of loans, loan guarantees, service scholarships or interest subsidies from the Federal government.
Eliminates the enrollment increase requirement for grants to expand existing health professions training facilities.
Authorizes the Secretary to make teaching facilities construction grants to assist two-year medical schools to become four-year schools.
Authorizes funds for fiscal year 1982 for such grants.
Requires an applicant to be an accredited two-year medical school.
Extends such loan and interest guarantee program through fiscal year 1984.
Permits the Secretary to make all authorized interest subsidy payments on any loan made before October 1, 1981.
Continues the insured loan program to graduate health professions students through fiscal year 1984.
Prohibits the insuring of any loan made or installment paid after September 30, 1987 (presently 1982).
Increases from $15,000 to $20,000, and from $60,000 to $80,000, the maximum annual and aggregate limits of federally insured loans to graduate students in schools of medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry.
Permits payment deferral on loan interest, as well as on principal.
Extends the period of such deferral for internships and residences from three to four years.
Eliminates the existing provisions prohibiting more than 50 percent of the students in each class in schools of medicine, osteopathy or dentistry from having such insured loans.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1982, 1984.
Redefines "eligible institution" (for purposes of such loans) to be a school of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, public health or chiropractic, or a graduate program in health administration or clinical psychology.
Authorizes appropriations for projects grants for family medicine departments for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1982-1984 for:
(1) health education centers; and
(2) physician assistants and dental auxiliaries.
Authorizes appropriations for internal medicine and pediatrics training for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Makes public and private nonprofit entities eligible for such grants.
Makes programs for the training of physicians as teachers of internal medicine and pediatrics eligible for such grant support.
Authorizes appropriations for family medicine and dentistry grants for fiscal year 1982-1984.
Authorizes appropriations for grants to provide education assistance to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Eliminates start-up, operational, cooperative interdisciplinary training, conversion, and curriculum grants for new schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, and other health disciplines.
Permits schools receiving such grants in fiscal year 1981 to continue to receive assistance.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to assist two-year medical schools in accelerating the date they will become four-year medical schools.
Makes programs and projects for the training of diabetes health professionals and dental school curriculum development eligible for such grants.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1982, 1983, and 1984.
Authorizes the Secretary to make financial distress grants to schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, public health, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and podiatry.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1982-1984 for specified grants to schools of medicine and of other health disciplines.
Makes persons with a baccalaureate degree eligible for public health traineeships (currently must have a postbaccalaureate degree).
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to and contract with schools of medicine, osteopathy, and public health for training programs in preventive medicine.
Directs the Secretary to contract with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences for a study of the physician supply in the United States and how its distribution is affected by patterns of payments by Federal and other third-part payers for physician services.
Authorizes appropriations for nursing school financial distress grants for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Eliminates certain program development projects from eligibility for specified special project grants.
Provides that an entity which received a grant for such a project in fiscal year 1981 may receive one additional grant or contracts for such project.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Stipulates that at least 20 percent of such funds must be used for persons from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Requires that a similar set-aside be made to increase the geographic and specialty distribution of nursing personnel.
Authorizes appropriations for advanced nurse training for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Authorizes appropriations for nurse practitioner programs for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Authorizes appropriations for traineeships for fiscal years 1982-1984.
Grants nurse midwives a priority for such grants.
Stipulates that at least 25 percent of such annual appropriations shall be obligated for traineeships for teaching in the various nurse training fields.
Extends the student loan program for nursing students through fiscal year 1985.
Increases the interest on such loans from three percent to six percent.
Terminates the nursing scholarship grant program.
Eliminates the mandatory retirement of the Surgeon General upon reaching the age of 64.
Requires the Surgeon General to be appointed from individuals who:
(1) are members of the Regular Corps; and
(2) have specialized training or significant experience in public health programs.