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PUBLIC LAW 102-40—MAY 7, 1991 105 STAT. 227 completed a full course of training for any category of personnel described in paragraph (3) of section 7401 of this title in a recognized education or training institution approved by the Secretary, and who are pending registration or licensure in a State, or certification by a national board recognized by the Secretary, shall not exceed two years. "(3) Temporary full-time appointments of other personnel may not be for a period in excess of one year except as authorized in subsection (f). "(d) A part-time appointment may not be for a period of more than one year, except for appointments of persons specified in subsection (a)(l)(A) and interns, residents, and other trainees in medical support programs and except as authorized in subsection (f). "(e) A student who has a temporary appointment under this section and who is pursuing a full course of nursing in a recognized school of nursing approved by the Secretary, or who is pursuing a full course of training for any category of personnel described in paragraph (3) of section 7401 of this title in a recognized education or training institution approved by the Secretary, may be reappointed for a period not to exceed the duration of the student's academic program. "(f) During any period during which the Secretary is exercising the authority provided in subsections (a) and (f)(l) of section 7403 of this title in connection with the appointment, under paragraph (3) of section 7401 of this title, of personnel in a category of personnel described in such paragraph— "(1) the Secretary may make temporary full-time appointments of personnel in such category for periods exceeding 90 days if the Chief Medical Director finds that circumstances render it impractical to obtain the necessary services through appointments under paragraph (3) of section 7401 of this title; and "(2) part-time appointments of personnel in such category may be for periods of more than one year. "§ 7406. Residencies and internships "(a)(l) The Secretary may establish residencies and internships. The Secretary may appoint qualified persons to such positions without regard to civil service or classification laws, rules, or regulations. "(2) For the purposes of this section: "(A) The term 'internship' includes the equivalency of an Regulations, internship as determined in accordance with regulations which the Secretary shall prescribe. "(B) The term 'intern' means a person serving an internship. "(b) The Secretary may prescribe the conditions of employment of persons appointed under this section, including necessary training, and the customary amount and terms of pay for such positions during the period of such employment and training. The amount and terms of such pay may be established retroactively based on changes in such customary amount and terms. "(c)(1) In order to carry out more efficiently the provisions of subsection (a)(D, the Secretary may contract with one or more hospitals, medical schools, or medical installations having hospital facilities and participating with the Department in the training of interns or residents to provide, by the designation of one such