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104 STAT. 2334 PUBLIC LAW 101-527—NOV. 6, 1990 (C) upgrading the training of currently employed health personnel in special areas of need; (D) developing long-term plans for meeting health profession needs; (E) developing or improving programs for faculty enhancement or post-doctoral training; and (F) providing innovative health professions training initiatives (including scholarships) targeted toward ensuring that residents of the Pacific Basin attend and graduate from recognized health professional programs; (4) to improve the quality of health services, including laboratory, x-ray, and pharmacy, provided in ambulatory and inpatient settings through quality assurance, standard setting, and other culturally appropriate means; (5) to improve facility and equipment repair and maintenance systems; (6) to improve alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health prevention and treatment services and systems; (7) to improve local and regional health planning systems; and (8) to improve basic local public health systems, with particular attention to primary care and services to those most in need. No funds under subsection (b) shall be used for capital construction. (c) ADVISORY COUNCIL.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish a "Pacific Health Advisory Council" which shall consist of 12 members and shall include— (1) the Directors of the Health Departments for the entities identified in subsection (a); and Hawaii. (2) 6 members, including a representative of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, representing organizations in the State of Hawaii actively involved in the provision of health services or technical assistance to the entities identified in subsection (a). The Secretary shall solicit the advice of the Governor of the State of Hawaii in appointing the 5 Council members in addition to the representative of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific from the State of Hawaii. The Secretary shall be responsible for providing sufficient staff support to the Council. (d) ADVISORY COUNCIL FUNCTIONS.— The Council shall meet at least annually to— (1) recommend priority areas of need for funding by the Public Health Service under this section; and (2) review progress in addressing priority areas and make recommendations to the Secretary for needed program modifications. (e) REPORT.—The Secretary, in consultation with the Council, shall annually prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report describing the expenditure of the funds authorized to be appropriated under this section and any recommendations that the Secretary may have. (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION.—T here is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991 through 1993. SEC. 11. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. Section 639 of Public Law 100-607 (42 U.S.C. 292h note) is repealed.