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US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
Subtitle D--Enhancing Health Care Workforce Education and Training

"(I) provide training in cultural competency and health literacy. (7757)

"(4) DURATION OF AWARDS- The period during which payments are made to an entity from an award of a grant or contract under this subsection shall be 5 years. (7758)

"(c) Authorization of Appropriations- (7759)

"(1) IN GENERAL- For purposes of carrying out this section (other than subsection (b)(1)(B)), there are authorized to be appropriated $125,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014. (7760)

"(2) TRAINING PROGRAMS- Fifteen percent of the amount appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) in each such fiscal year shall be allocated to the physician assistant training programs described in subsection (a)(1)(F), which prepare students for practice in primary care. (7761)

"(3) INTEGRATING ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS- For purposes of carrying out subsection (b)(1)(B), there are authorized to be appropriated $750,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014.". (7762)


Part C of title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 293k et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 747, as amended by section 5301, the following: (7764)


"(a) In General- The Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities to enable such entities to provide new training opportunities for direct care workers who are employed in long-term care settings such as nursing homes (as defined in section 1908(e)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396g(e)(1)), assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with mental retardation, home and community based settings, and any other setting the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (7766)

"(b) Eligibility- To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity shall-- (7767)

"(1) be an institution of higher education (as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002)) that-- (7768)

"(A) is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association listed under section 101(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001(c)); and (7769)

"(B) has established a public-private educational partnership with a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, agency or entity providing home and community based services to individuals with disabilities, or other long-term care provider; and (7770)

"(2) submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require. (7771)

"(c) Use of Funds- An eligible entity shall use amounts awarded under a grant under this section to provide assistance to eligible individuals to offset the cost of tuition and required fees for enrollment in academic programs provided by such entity. (7772)

"(d) Eligible Individual- (7773)

"(1) ELIGIBILITY- To be eligible for assistance under this section, an individual shall be enrolled in courses provided by a grantee under this subsection and maintain satisfactory academic progress in such courses. (7774)

"(2) CONDITION OF ASSISTANCE- As a condition of receiving assistance under this section, an individual shall agree that, following completion of the assistance period, the individual will work in the field of geriatrics, disability services, long term services and supports, or chronic care management for a minimum of 2 years under guidelines set by the Secretary. (7775)

"(e) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $10,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2011 through 2013.". (7776)


Part C of Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 293k et seq.) is amended by-- (7778)

(1) redesignating section 748, as amended by section 5103 of this Act, as section 749; and (7779)

(2) inserting after section 747A, as added by section 5302, the following: (7780)


"(a) Support and Development of Dental Training Programs- (7782)

"(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may make grants to, or enter into contracts with, a school of dentistry, public or nonprofit private hospital, or a public or private nonprofit entity which the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grant or contract-- (7783)

"(A) to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the field of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental students, residents, practicing dentists, dental hygienists, or other approved primary care dental trainees, that emphasizes training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry; (7784)

"(B) to provide financial assistance to dental students, residents, practicing dentists, and dental hygiene students who are in need thereof, who are participants in any such program, and who plan to work in the practice of general, pediatric, public heath dentistry, or dental hygiene; (7785)

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