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PUBLIC LAW 104-73 —DEC. 26, 1995 109 STAT. 777 Public Law 104-73 104th Congress An Act To amend the Public Health Service Act to permanently extend and clarify malpractice coverage for health centers, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES. (a) SHORT TITLE. —T his Act may be cited as the "Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1995". (b) REFERENCES.—Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Public Health Service Act. SEC. 2. PERMANENT EXTENSION OF PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL.— Section 224(g)(3) (42 U.S.C. 233(g)(3)) is amended by striking the last sentence. (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— Section 224(k) (42 U.S.C. 233(k)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1)(A)— (A) by striking "For each of the fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995" and inserting "For each fiscal year"; and (B) by striking "(except" and all that follows through "thereafter)"; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking "for each of the fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995" and inserting "for each fiscal year". SEC. 3. CLARIFICATION OF COVERAGE. Section 224 (42 U.S.C. 233) is amended— (1) in subsection (g)(1), by striking "an entity described in paragraph (4)" in the first sentence and all that follows through "contractor" in the second sentence and inserting the following: "an entity described in paragraph (4), and any officer, governing board member, or employee of such an entity, and any contractor of such an entity who is a physician or other licensed or certified health care practitioner (subject to paragraph (5)), shall be deemed to be an employee of the Public Health Service for a calendar year that begins during a fiscal year for which a transfer was made under subsection (k)(3) (subject to paragraph (3)). The remedy against the United States for an entity described in paragraph (4) and any officer, governing board member, employee, or contractor"; and Dec. 26, 1995 [H.R. 1747] Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1995 42 USC 201 note.