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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1987

101 STAT. 1110

PUBLIC LAW 100-180—DEC. 4, 1987

period or the remainder of the period of the nursing program in which the participant enrolls or is enrolled; "(B) the participant shall not be eligible to receive such stipend before being appointed as a Reserve officer for service in the Ready Reserve— "(i) in the Nurse Corps of the Army or Navy; or "(ii) as an Air Force nurse of the Air Force; r > 4 u^Q ^jjg participant shall be subject to such active duty w« requirements as may be specified in the agreement and to active duty in time of war or national emergency as provided by law for members of the Ready Reserve; and "(D) the participant shall agree to serve, upon successful completion of the program, two years in the Ready Reserve for each year, or part thereof, for which the stipend is provided, to be served in the Selected Reserve or in the Individual Ready Reserve as specified in the agreement. "(d)

BACCALAUREATE STUDENTS IN NURSING OR OTHER HEALTH

PROFESSIONS.—(1) Under the stipend program under this subchapter, the Secretary of the military department concerned may enter into an agreement with a person who— "(A) will, upon completion of the program, be eligible to be appointed, designated, or assigned as a Reserve officer for duty as a nurse or other health professional; and "(B) is enrolled, or has been accepted for enrollment in the third or fourth year of— "(i) an accredited baccalaureate nursing program; or "(ii) any other accredited baccalaureate program leading to a degree in a health-care profession designated by the , J. Secretary concerned as a profession critically needed by that military department in wartime. "(2) Under the agreement— "(A) the Secretary shall agree to pay the participant a stipend of $100 per month for the period or the remainder of the period of the baccalaureate program in which the participant enrolls or is enrolled; "(B) the participant shall not be eligible to receive such stipend before enlistment in the Ready Reserve; "(C) the participant shall be subject to such active duty requirements as may be specified in the agreement and to active duty in time of war or national emergency as provided by law for members of the Ready Reserve; and "(D) the participant shall agree to serve, upon graduation from the baccalaureate program, one year in the Ready Reserve for each year, or part thereof, for which the stipend is paid. "(e) AMOUNT OF STIPEND.—The amount of a stipend under an agreement under subsection (b) or (c) shall be— "(1) the stipend rate in effect for participants in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program under section 2121(d) of this title, if the participant has agreed to serve in the Selected Reserve; or "(2) one-half of that rate, if the participant has agreed to serve in the Individual Ready Reserve. "(f) INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE DEFINED.—In this subchapter, the term Individual Ready Reserve' means that element of the Ready Reserve of an armed force other than the Selected Reserve.