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PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3569 improve access to primary health care in medically underserved communities; "(2) providing care for underserved populations and other high-risk groups such as the elderly, individuals with HIV- AIDS, substance abusers, the homeless, and victims of domestic violence; "(3) providing managed care, quality improvement, and other skills needed to practice in existing and emerging organized health care systems; "(4) developing cultural competencies among nurses; "(5) expanding the enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs; "(6) promoting career mobility for nursing personnel in a variety of training settings and cross training or specialty training among diverse population groups; "(7) providing education in informatics, including distance learning methodologies; or "(8) other priority areas as determined by the Secretary."; (5) by adding at the end the following: "PART F—FUNDING "SEC. 841. FUNDING. 42 USC 297q. "(a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —For the purpose of carrying out parts B, C, and D (subject to section 845(g)), there are authorized to be appropriated $65,000,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1999 through 2002. "(b) ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEARS 1998 THROUGH 2002. — " (1) NURSE PRACTITIONERS; NURSE MIDWIVES. — "(A) FISCAL YEAR 1998. — Of the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for fiscal year 1998, the Secretary shall reserve not less than $17,564,000 for making awards of grants and contracts under section 822 as such section was in effect for fiscal year 1998. "(B) FISCAL YEARS 1999 THROUGH 2002.— Of the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for fiscal year 1999 or any of the fiscal years 2000 through 2002, the Secretary, subject to subsection (d), shall reserve for the fiscal year involved, for making awards of grants and contracts under part B with respect to nurse practitioners and nurse midwives, not less than the percentage constituted by the ratio of the amount appropriated under section 822 as such section was in effect for fiscal year 1998 to the total of the amounts appropriated under this title for such fiscal year. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the Secretary, in determining the amount that has been reserved for the fiscal year involved, shall include any amounts appropriated under subsection (a) for the fiscal year that are obligated by the Secretary to continue in effect grants or contracts under section 822 as such section was in effect for fiscal year 1998. " (2) NURSE ANESTHETISTS.— "(A) FISCAL YEAR 1998. —Of the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for fiscal year 1998, the Secretary shall reserve not less than $2,761,000 for making awards