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104 STAT. 2326 PUBLIC LAW 101-527—NOV. 6, 1990 "(b) EuGiBLE INDIVIDUALS. —The individuals referred to in subsection (a) are individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who— "(1) have a degree in medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or another health profession; "(2) are enrolled in an approved graduate training program in medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or other health profession; or "(3) are enrolled as a full-time student— "(A) in an accredited (as determined by the Secretary) school described in subsection (c); and "(B) in the final year of a course of a study or program, offered by such institution and approved by the Secretary, leading to a degree from such a school. "(c) EuGiBLE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOOL.—The schools described in this subsection are schools of medicine, nursing (as schools of nursing are defined in section 853), osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, or public health, or schools offering graduate programs in clinical psychology. "(d) ADDITIONAL LIMITATION ON AMOUNT OF REPAYMENTS.— Pay- ments made by the Secretary under subsection (a) regarding the educational loans of an individual may not, for any year for which the payments are made, exceed an amount equal to 50 percent of the principal and interest due on such loans for such year. "(e) REQUIREMENTS REGARDING FACULTY POSITIONS.—The Secretary may not enter into a contract under subsection (a) unless— "(1) the individual involved has entered into a contract with a school described in subsection (c) to serve as a member of the faculty of the school for not less than 2 years; and "(2) the contract referred to in paragraph (1) provides that— "(A) the school will, for each year for which the individual will serve as a member of the faculty under the contract with the school, make payments of the principal and interest due on the educational loans of the individual for such year in an amount equal to the amount of such payments made by the Secretary for the year; and (B) the payments made by the school pursuant to subparagraph (A) on behalf of the individual will be in addition to the pay that the individual would otherwise receive for serving as a member of such faculty. "(f) WAIVER REGARDING SCHOOL CONTRIBUTIONS. — The Secretary may waive the requirement established in subsection (e)(2) if the Secretary determines that the requirement will impose an undue financial hardship on the school involved. If the Secretary grants such a waiver, subsection (d) shall not apply with respect to the individual involved. "(g) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS.—The provisions of sections 338B, 338C, and 338E shall apply to the program established in subsection (a) to the same extent and in the same manner as such provisions apply to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repay- ment Program established in subpart III of part D of title III, including the applicability of provisions regarding reimbursements for increased tax liability and regarding bankruptcy. "(h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $4,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991 through 1993.".