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107 STAT. 2240 PUBLIC LAW 103-183—DEC. 14, 1993 similar to those provided under chapter 9 of title I of the Foreign Service Act of 1990 (22 U.S.C. 4081 et seq.). Leaves of absence for personnel under this subsection shall be on the same basis as that provided under subchapter I of chapter 63 of title 5, United States Code, to individuals serving in the Foreign Service.". SEC. 703. LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM. Part B of title III of the Public Health Service Act, as amended ! by section 301 of this Act, is amended by inserting after section 317E the following section: "LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM 42 USC 247b-7. «SEC. 317F. (a) IN GENERAL. — " (1) AUTHORITY.— Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary may carry out a program of entering into contracts with appro- I priately qualified health professionals under which such health professionals agree to conduct prevention activities, as employ- ees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, in consideration of the Federal Government agreeing to repay, for each year of such service, not more than $20,000 of the principal and interest of the educational loans of such health professionals. "(2) LIMITATION.—The Secretary may not enter into an agreement with a health professional pursuant to paragraph (1) unless such professional— "(A) has a substantial amount of educational loans relative to income; and "(B) agrees to serve as an employee of the Centers "'for Disease Control and Prevention or the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for purposes of paragraph (1) for a period of not less than 3 years. "(b) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS. —With respect to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repa3ment Program established in subpart III of part D of title III of this Act, the provisions of such subpart shall, except as inconsistent with subsection (a), apply to the program established in this section in the same manner and to the same extent as such provisions apply to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. "(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —For the piupose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for fiscal year 1994, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1995 through 1998.". SEC. 704. ESTABLISHMENT OF REQUIREMENT OF BIENNIAL REPORT ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH. Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.), as amended by section 302 of Public Law 102-531 (106 Stat. 3483), is amended by adding at the end the following section: "BI ENNIAL REPORT REGARDING NUTRITION AND HEALTH 42 USC 300U-8. " SEC. 1709. (a) BIENNIAL REPORT. —The Secretary shall require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to prepare biennial reports on the relationship between nutrition and health. Such reports may, with respect to such relationship, include any recommendations of the Secretary and the Surgeon General.