85 STAT. ]
PUBLIC LAW 92-157-NOV. 18, 1971
" (B) that the applicant will expend in carrying out its function as a school of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, or podiatry, as the case may be, during the fiscal year for which such grant is sought, an amount of funds (other than funds for construction as determined by the Secretary) from non-Federal sources which is at least as great as the average amount of funds expended by such applicant for such purpose (excluding expenditures of a nonrecurring nature) in the 3 fiscal years immediately preceding the fiscal year for which such grant is sought. The requirements of subparagraph (A) shall be in addition to the requirements of section 721(c)(2), where applicable. " (2) The Secretary is authorized to waive (in whole or in part) the provisions of paragraph (1)(A) if he determines, after consultation with the National Advisory Council on Health Professions Education, that the required increase in first-year enroUrnent of full-time students in a school cannot, because of limitations of physical facilities available to the school for training or because of other relevant factors, be accomplished without lowering the quality of training provided therein. "(3) In those instances where enrollment increases proposed exceed the requirements of paragraph (1)(A), the Secretary shall satisfy himself, after consultation with the appropriate accreditation body or bodies (as defined in section 721(b)(1)), that there is reasonable assurance that such expanded program will meet the accreditation standards of such body or bodies. "(g)
P L A X REQUIREMENT.—
" (1) In the case of a school which has not received a grant under subsection (a) in a fiscal year beginning after June 30, 1971, an application by such school for a grant for a fiscal year beginning after that date shall contain or be accompanied by a plan to carry out or establish and carry out, during the two-school-year period commencing not later than the first day of the fiscal year next following the fiscal year in which the grant is made, specific projects in at least three of the following categories of projects (or if the application is for a school of pharmacy, specific projects in the category described in clause (G) and specific projects in at least two other categories): " (A) Projects to effect significant improvements in the curriculum of such school (including projects for shortening of the length of time required to complete training programs provided by such school). " (B) Projects to establish cooperative interdisciplinary training among schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, and allied health, including projects for training for the use of the team approach to the provision of health services. " (C) Projects to train for new roles, types, or levels of health personnel, including programs for the training of physicians' assistants, dental therapists, and other health professions' assistants, and nurse practitioners, in cooperation with appropriate academic institutions and hospitals. " (D) Projects to make innovative modifications of existing programs of education in the health professions, including projects for the teaching of the organization, provision, financing, or evaluation, of health care. " (E) Projects to assist in significantly increasing the sup-
^"'^' ^' ^^^' Waiver authority.
7? Stat. les; 42 USC 293*3.