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[85 STAT. 445]
[85 STAT. 445]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971



PUBLIC LAW 92-1 5 7 - N O V. 18, 1971

professions, including the teaching of the organization, delivery, financing, or evaluation of health care; "(5) research, develop, or demonstrate advances in the various fields related to education in such health professions; "(6) assist in increasing the supply, or improving the distribution, by geographic area or specialty group, of adequately trained personnel in such health professions needed to meet the health needs of the Nation; "(7) establish and operate programs at schools of medicine or osteopathy (and where applicable at other health professions schools)(A) providing increased emphasis on, and training in, the science of clinical pharmacology, the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of alcoholism and drug dependence, and the assessment of the efficacy of various therapeutic regimens, or (B) providing increased emphasis on, and training and research in, the science of human nutrition and the application of such science to health; "(8) establish and operate projects designed to identify, and increase admissions to and enrollment in schools of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and podiatry of, individuals whose background and interests make it reasonable to assume that they will engage in the practice of their health profession in rural or other areas having a severe shortage of personnel in such health profession; "(9) establish and operate projects designed to increase admissions to and enrollment in such schools of qualified invididuals from, minority or low-income groups; " (10) plan experimental teaching programs or facilities; " (11) provide traineeships (including costs of training and fees, stipends, and allowances for the students (including travel and subsistence expenses and dependency allowances)) for full-time students to secure part of their education under a preceptor in family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, or other health fields designated by the Secretary, or in rural or other areas having a severe shortage of physicians; "(12) utilize health personnel more efficiently, through the use of computer technology and otherwise; or "(13) encourage new or more effective approaches to the organization and delivery of health services through the use of the team approach to delivery of health services and the utilization of computer technology to process biomedical information in the provision of health services. The Secretary may also enter into contracts with public or private health or educational entities to carry out any project described in this subsection. " (b) Grants and contracts may also be made by the Secretary under this section for— "(1) the discovery, collection, development, or confirmation of information for, " (2) the planning, development, demonstration, establishment, or maintenance of, "(3) the alteration or renovation of existing facilities for, any project described in subsection (a). "(c) Contracts under this section may be entered into without regard to sections 3648 and 3709 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529;41 U.S.C. 5). " (d) There are authorized to be appropriated $118,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1972, $138,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, and $156,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,