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112 STAT. 3552 PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 SEC. 104. HEALTH PROFESSIONS WORKFORCE INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS. (a) IN GENERAL.— Part E of title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 294n et seq.) is amended to read as follows: "PART E—HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE "Subpart 1—Health Professions Workforce Information and Analysis 42 USC 294n. "SEC. 761. HEALTH PROFESSIONS WORKFORCE INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS. "(a) PURPOSE.— It is the purpose of this section to— "(1) provide for the development of information describing the health professions workforce and the analysis of workforce related issues; and "(2) provide necessary information for decision-making regarding future directions in health professions and nursing programs in response to societal and professional needs. "(b) GRANTS OR CONTRACTS. —The Secretary may award grants or contracts to State or local governments, health professions schools, schools of nursing, academic health centers, community- based health facilities, and other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities to provide for— "(1) targeted information collection and analysis activities related to the purposes described in subsection (a); "(2) research on high priority workforce questions; "(3) the development of a non-Federal analytic and research infrastructure related to the purposes described in subsection (a); and "(4) the conduct of program evaluation and assessment. "(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $750,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1999 through 2002. "(2) RESERVATION.— Of the amounts appropriated under subsection (a) for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve not less than $600,000 for conducting health professions research and for carrying out data collection and analysis in accordance with section 792. "(3) AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS.— Amounts otherwise appropriated for programs or activities under this title may be used for activities under subsection (b) with respect to the programs or activities from which such amounts were made available.". (b) COUNCIL ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION.— Section 301 of the Health Professions Education Extension Amendments of 1992 42 USC 295k (Public Law 102-408) is amended— note. (1) in subsection (j), by striking "1995" and inserting "2002"; (2) in subsection (k), by striking "1995" and inserting " 2002"; (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: