25 U.S. Code § 1616l - Community health aide program
The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall establish a neutral panel to carry out the study under paragraph (2).
Members of the neutral panel shall be appointed by the Secretary from among clinicians, economists, community practitioners, oral epidemiologists, and Alaska Natives.
The Secretary, in consultation with interested parties, including professional dental organizations, shall develop the parameters of the study.
In carrying out the study under this paragraph, the neutral panel shall consult with Alaska tribal organizations with respect to the adequacy and accuracy of the study.
Subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) shall not apply in the case of an election made by an Indian tribe or tribal organization located in a State (other than Alaska) in which the use of dental health aide therapist services or midlevel dental health provider services is authorized under State law to supply such services in accordance with State law.
The Secretary shall not fill any vacancy for a certified dentist in a program operated by the Service with a dental health aide therapist.
Amendment by section 10221(a) of Pub. L. 111–148 is based on section 111 of title I of S. 1790, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, as reported by the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate in Dec. 2009, which was enacted into law by section 10221(a) of Pub. L. 111–148, except as provided in section 10221(b)(1) of Pub. L. 111–148.
2010—Pub. L. 111–148, § 10221(a), amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to maintenance of Community Health Aide Program for Alaska and related training, curriculum, and establishment and maintenance of Certification Board.
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 111–148, § 10221(b)(1)(A)(i), substituted “Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), in establishing” for “In establishing” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (d)(3), (4). Pub. L. 111–148, § 10221(b)(1)(A)(ii), added pars. (3) and (4).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 111–148, § 10221(b)(1)(B), added subsec. (e).
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