42 U.S. Code § 254c–1a - Grants to nurse-managed health clinics
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(1) Comprehensive primary health care services
(2) Nurse-managed health clinic
The term “nurse-managed health clinic” means a nurse-practice arrangement, managed by advanced practice nurses, that provides primary care or wellness services to underserved or vulnerable populations and that is associated with a school, college, university or department of nursing, federally qualified health center, or independent nonprofit health or social services agency.
(b) Authority to award grants
The Secretary shall award grants for the cost of the operation of nurse-managed health clinics that meet the requirements of this section.
To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity shall—
(2) submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing—
(A) assurances that nurses are the major providers of services at the NMHC and that at least 1 advanced practice nurse holds an executive management position within the organizational structure of the NMHC;
(B) an assurance that the NMHC will continue providing comprehensive primary health care services or wellness services without regard to income or insurance status of the patient for the duration of the grant period; and
(d) Grant amount
The amount of any grant made under this section for any fiscal year shall be determined by the Secretary, taking into account—
(1) the financial need of the NMHC, considering State, local, and other operational funding provided to the NMHC; and
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, § 330A–1, as added Pub. L. 111–148, title V, § 5208(b),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 613.)