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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 217 96-330; 94 Stat. 1048) or the potential to carry out such purposes effectively in the reasonably foreseeable future; and "(2) assure appropriate geographic distribution of such facilities. "(c) The Secretary may not designate a health-care facility as a location for a center under subsection (a) unless the Secretary (upon the recommendation of the Chief Medical Director) determines that the facility has (or may reasonably be anticipated to develop) each of the following: "(1) An arrangement with an accredited medical school which provides education and training in geriatrics and with which such facility is affiliated under which residents receive education and training in geriatrics through regular rotation through such center and through nursing home, extended care, or domiciliary units of such facility so as to provide such residents with training in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases of older individuals, including cardiopulmonary conditions, senile dementia, and neurological disorders. "(2) An arrangement under which nursing or allied health personnel receive training and education in geriatrics through regular rotation through nursing home, extended care, or domiciliary units of such facility. "(3) The ability to attract the participation of scientists who are capable of ingenuity and creativity in health-care research efforts. "(4) A policjnnaking advisory committee composed of appropriate health-care and research representatives of the facility and of the affiliated school or schools to advise the directors of such facility and such center on policy matters pertaining to the activities of such center during the period of the operation of such center. "(5) The capability to conduct effectively evaluations of the activities of such center. "(d) Before providing funds for the operation of any such center at a health-care facility other than a health-care facility designated under subsection (b)(1), the Secretary shall assure that the center at each facility designated under such subsection is receiving adequate funding to enable such center to function effectively in the areas of geriatric research, education, and clinical activities. "(e) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be Appropriation necessary for the support of the research and education activities of authorization, the centers established pursuant to subsection (a). The Chief Medical Director shall allocate to such centers from other funds appropriated generally for the Department medical care account and medical and prosthetics research account, as appropriate, such amounts as the Chief Medical Director determines appropriate. "(f) Activities of clinical and scientific investigation at each center established under subsection (a) shall be eligible to compete for the award of funding from funds appropriated for the Department medical and prosthetics research account and shall receive priority in the award of funding from such account insofar as funds are awarded to projects for research in geriatrics and gerontology. "§ 7315. Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee "(a) The Secretary shall establish in the Administration a Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 'Committee'). The membership of the