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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 223 "(A) hold the degree of doctor of dental surgery or dental medicine from a college or university approved by the Secretary, and "(B) be licensed to practice dentistry in a State. "(3) NURSE.— To be eligible to be appointed to a nurse position, a person must— "(A) have successfully completed a full course of nursing in a recognized school of nursing, approved by the Secretary, and "(B) be registered as a graduate nurse in a State. "(4) DIRECTOR OF A HOSPITAL, DOMICIUARY, CENTER, OR OUT- PATIENT CuNic.— To be eligible to be appointed to a director position, a person must have such business and administrative experience and qualifications as the Secretary shall prescribe. "(5) PODIATRIST. — To be eligible to be appointed to a podiatrist position, a person must— "(A) hold the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, or its equivalent, from a school of podiatric medicine approved by the Secretary, and "(B) be licensed to practice podiatry in a State. "(6) OPTOMETRIST. —To be eligible to be appointed to an optometrist position, a person must— "(A) hold the degree of doctor of optometry, or its equivalent, from a school of optometry approved by the Secretary, and "(B) be licensed to practice optometry in a State. "(7) PHARMACIST. — To be eligible to be appointed to a pharmacist position, a person must— "(A) hold the degree of bachelor of science in pharmacy, or its equivalent, from a school of pharmacy, approved by the Secretary, and "(B) be registered as a pharmacist in a State. "(8) PSYCHOLOGIST.— To be eligible to be appointed to a psychologist position, a person must— "(A) hold a doctoral degree in psychology from a college or university approved by the Secretary, "(B) have completed study for such degree in a specialty area of psychology and an internship which are satisfactory to the Secretary, and "(C) be licensed or certified as a psychologist in a State, except that the Secretary may waive the requirement of licensure or certification for an individual psychologist for a period not to exceed two years on the condition that that psychologist provide patient care only under the direct supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed or certified. "(9) OTHER HEALTH-CARE POSITIONS. — To be appointed as a physician assistant, expanded-function dental auxiliary, certified or registered respiratory therapist, licensed physical therapist, licensed practical or vocational nurse, occupational therapist, dietitian, microbiologist, chemist, biostatistician, medical technologist, dental technologist, or other position, a person must have such medical, dental, scientific, or technical qualifications as the Secretary shall prescribe. "(c) Except as provided in section 7407(a) of this title, a person may not be appointed in the Administration to a position listed in section 7401(1) of this title unless the person is a citizen of the United States. "(d) A person may not be appointed under section 7401(1) of this title to serve in the Administration in any direct patient-care capac-