(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 792, as added Pub. L. 102–408, title I, § 102,Oct. 13, 1992, 106 Stat. 2058; amended Pub. L. 105–392, title I, § 106(b),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3559.)
A prior section 792 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section
295h–1b of this title prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 102–408
Another prior section 792 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section
295h–1 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 97–35
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–392
inserted “professional counselors,” after “clinical psychologists,”.
Study Regarding Shortages of Licensed Pharmacists
Pub. L. 106–129
, § 5,Dec. 6, 1999, 113 Stat. 1675
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the ‘Secretary’), acting through the appropriate agencies of the Public Health Service, shall conduct a study to determine whether and to what extent there is a shortage of licensed pharmacists. In carrying out the study, the Secretary shall seek the comments of appropriate public and private entities regarding any such shortage.
“(b) Report to Congress.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 6, 1999], the Secretary shall complete the study under subsection (a) and submit to the Congress a report that describes the findings made through the study and that contains a summary of the comments received by the Secretary pursuant to such subsection.”
Advisory Council on Graduate Medical Education
Section 301 ofPub. L. 102–408
, as amended by Pub. L. 102–531
, title III, § 313(b),Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3507
; Pub. L. 105–392
, title I, § 104(b)(1)–(3), Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3552
, which was formerly set out as a note under this section, was renumbered section 762 of the Public Health Service Act by Pub. L. 105–392
, title I, § 104(b)(4)–(6), Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3553
, and is classified to section
of this title.
Commission on Allied Health
Section 302 ofPub. L. 102–408
provided for establishment of a National Commission on Allied Health, charged with (1) making recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Congress with respect to nationwide supply and distribution of allied health personnel, current and future shortages of personnel, priority research needs within allied health professions, Federal policies relating to personnel and research as well as undergraduate and graduate financing, concerted efforts on part of allied health facilities and educational institutions to address such matters, and needs with respect to nationwide data bases concerning supply and distribution of allied health personnel, and (2) encouraging entities providing allied health education to voluntarily achieve recommendations of Commission, and further provided for composition of Commission, date certain for appointments to Commission, resources for Commission activities, an interim progress report due not later than Oct. 1, 1993, a final report due not later than Apr. 1, 1994, and termination of Commission 60 days after submission of final report.
Study Regarding Shortage of Clinical Laboratory Technologists for Medically Underserved and Rural Communities
Section 303 ofPub. L. 102–408
directed Secretary of Health and Human Services, with respect to the shortage of clinical laboratory technologists, to conduct a study for the purpose of determining whether there are special or unique factors affecting the supply of clinical laboratory technologists in medically underserved and rural communities, and assessing alternative routes for certification of the competence of individuals to serve as such technologists, with consideration of the role of entities providing such certifications, and, not later than Oct. 1, 1993, complete the study and submit to Committee on Energy and Commerce of House of Representatives, and to Committee on Labor and Human Resources of Senate, a report describing the findings made as result of the study.
National Advisory Council on Medical Licensure
Section 307 ofPub. L. 102–408
directed Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish National Advisory Council on Medical Licensure to advise Secretary on American Medical Association’s system of verifying and maintaining information regarding qualifications of individuals to practice medicine, as well as advice regarding establishment and operation of any similar system, provided for activities of Council, including review of private credentials verification system and recommendations on how it could be improved, as well as review of State procedures for licensing individuals licensed in other States and procedures for licensing international medical graduates, provided for composition of Council and appointment of members, required submission of an interim report to Congress not later than Sept. 30, 1993, and a final report with recommendations not later than Sept. 30, 1995, provided for termination of Council not later than Sept. 30, 1995, or upon submission of final report, whichever is earlier, and further directed Secretary, in cooperation with Council to submit to Congress, not later than Sept. 30, 1994, study of not less than 10 States for purposes of determining average time required for States to process licensure applications of domestic and international medical graduates as well as percentages of domestic and international licensure applications approved.