42 U.S. Code § 297w - Public service announcements

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(a) In general
The Secretary shall develop and issue public service announcements that advertise and promote the nursing profession, highlight the advantages and rewards of nursing, and encourage individuals to enter the nursing profession.
(b) Method
The public service announcements described in subsection (a) of this section shall be broadcast through appropriate media outlets, including television or radio, in a manner intended to reach as wide and diverse an audience as possible.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007.


(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VIII, § 861, formerly § 851, as added Pub. L. 107–205, title I, § 102,Aug. 1, 2002, 116 Stat. 812; renumbered § 861,Pub. L. 111–148, title V, § 5310(b)(9)(A),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 631.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 861 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 298c of this title, prior to the reorganization and amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 90–490.
Another prior section 861 of act July 1, 1944, was classified to section 298c–1 of this title, prior to renumbering as section 846 by Pub. L. 94–63, transfer to section 297k of this title, and subsequent repeal.

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