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112 STAT. 3572 PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 "(e) AUTHORITY FOR USE OF ADDITIONAL FACTORS IN METHODOL- OGY. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary shall make the determinations specified in paragraph (2). For any fiscal year beginning after the first fiscal year for which the methodology under subsection (c)(1) is in effect, the Secretary may alter the methodology by including the information from such determinations as factors in the methodology. "(2) RELEVANT DETERMINATIONS. — The determinations referred to in paragraph (1) are as follows: "(A) The need for and the distribution of health services among populations for which it is difficult to determine the number of individuals who are in the population, such as homeless individuals; migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and their families; individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, and individuals who abuse drugs. "(B) In the case of a population for which the determinations under subparagraph (A) are made, the extent to which the population includes individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups and a specification of the skills needed to provide health services to such individuals in the language and the educational and cultural context that is most appropriate to the individuals. "(C) Data, obtained from the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on rates of morbidity and mortality among various populations (including data on the rates of maternal and infant mortality and data on the rates of low-birthweight births of living infants). "(D) Data from the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, as appropriate. "PART G—NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON NURSE EDUCATION AND PRACTICE 42 USC 297t. "SEC. 845. NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON NURSE EDUCATION AND PRACTICE. " (a) ESTABLISHMENT. — The Secretary shall establish an advisory council to be known as the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (in this section referred to as the 'Advisory Council'). " (b) COMPOSITION.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— The Advisory Council shall be composed of— "(A) not less than 21, nor more than 23 individuals, who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government, appointed by the Secretary without regard to the Federal civil service laws, of which— "(i) 2 shall be selected from full-time students enrolled in schools of nursing; "(ii) 2 shall be selected from the general public; "(iii) 2 shall be selected from practicing professional nurses; and "(iv) 9 shall be selected from among the leading authorities in the various fields of nursing, higher, secondary education, and associate degree schools of