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PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3545 residencies, traineeships, and fellowships) for geriatric training projects to train physicians, dentists and behavioral and mental health professionals who plan to teach geriatric medicine, geriatric behavioral or mental health, or geriatric dentistry. "(2) REQUIREMENTS. —Each project for which a grant or contract is made under this subsection shall— "(A) be staffed by full-time teaching physicians who have experience or training in geriatric medicine or geriatric behavioral or mental health; "(B) be staffed, or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching dentists who have experience or training in geriatric dentistry; "(C) be staffed, or enter into an agreement with an institution staffed by full-time or part-time teaching behavioral mental health professionals who have experience or training in geriatric behavioral or mental health; "(D) be based in a graduate medical education program in internal medicine or family medicine or in a department of geriatrics or behavioral or mental health; "(E) provide training in geriatrics and exposure to the physical and mental disabilities of elderly individuals through a variety of service rotations, such as geriatric consultation services, acute care services, dental services, geriatric behavioral or mental health units, day and home care programs, rehabilitation services, extended care facilities, geriatric ambulatory care and comprehensive evaluation units, and community care programs for elderly mentally retarded individuals; and "(F) provide training in geriatrics through one or both of the training options described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (3). "(3) TRAINING OPTIONS. — The training options referred to in subparagraph (F) of paragraph (2) shall be as follows: "(A) A 1-year retraining program in geriatrics for— "(i) physicians who are faculty members in departments of internal medicine, family medicine, gynecology, geriatrics, and behavioral or mental health at schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine; "(ii) dentists who are faculty members at schools of dentistry or at hospital departments of dentistry; and "(iii) behavioral or mental health professionals who are faculty members in departments of behavioral or mental health; and "(B) A 2-year internal medicine or family medicine fellowship program providing emphasis in geriatrics, which shall be designed to provide training in clinical geriatrics and geriatrics research for— "(i) physicians who have completed graduate medical education programs in internal medicine, family medicine, behavioral or mental health, neurology, gynecology, or rehabilitation medicine; "(ii) dentists who have demonstrated a commitment to an academic career and who have completed postdoctoral dental training, including postdoctoral dental education programs or who have relevant advanced training or experience; and