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PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3529 "(B) that the health professions school involved has an enrollment of under-represented minorities above the national average for such enrollments of health professions schools. " (d) DESIGNATION AS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE.— "(1) IN GENERAL. —Any designated health professions school receiving a grant under subsection (a) and meeting the conditions described in paragraph (2) or (5) of subsection (c) shall, for purposes of this section, be designated by the Secretary as a Center of Excellence in Under-Represented Minority Health Professions Education. "(2) HISPANIC CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.—Any designated health professions school receiving a grant under subsection (a) and meeting the conditions described in subsection (c)(3) shall, for purposes of this section, be designated by the Secretary as a Hispanic Center of Excellence in Health Professions Education. "(3) NATIVE AMERICAN CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.— -Any designated health professions school receiving a grant under subsection (a) and meeting the conditions described in subsection (c)(4) shall, for purposes of this section, be designated by the Secretary as a Native American Center of Excellence in Health Professions Education. Any consortium receiving such a grant pursuant to subsection (e) shall, for purposes of this section, be so designated. " (e) AUTHORITY REGARDING NATIVE AMERICAN CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE. —With respect to meeting the conditions specified in subsection (c)(4), the Secretary may make a grant under subsection (a) to a designated health professions school that does not meet such conditions if— "(1) the school has formed a consortium in accordance with subsection (d)(1); and "(2) the schools of the consortium collectively meet such conditions, without regard to whether the schools individually meet such conditions. "(f) DURATION OF GRANT.—The period during which payments are made under a grant under subsection (a) may not exceed 5 years. Such payments shall be subject to annual approval by the Secretary and to the availability of appropriations for the fiscal year involved to make the pa3niients. "(g) DEFINITIONS. —In this section: "(1) DESIGNATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOOL. — "(A) IN GENERAL.— The term 'health professions school' means, except as provided in subparagraph (B), a school of medicine, a school of osteopathic medicine, a school of dentistry, a school of pharmacy, or a graduate program in behavioral or mental health. "(B) EXCEPTION. —The definition established in subparagraph (A) shall not apply to the use of the term 'designated health professions school' for purposes of subsection (c)(2). "(2) PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE.— The term 'program of excellence' means any program carried out by a designated health professions school with a grant made under subsection (a), if the program is for purposes for which the school involved is authorized in subsection (b) or (c) to expend the grant.