42 U.S. Code § 288–6 - Pediatric research loan repayment program

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(a) In general
The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of NIH, may establish a pediatric research loan repayment program. Through such program—
(1) the Secretary shall enter into contracts with qualified health professionals under which such professionals will agree to conduct pediatric research, including pediatric pharmacological research, in consideration of the Federal Government agreeing to repay, for each year of such service, not more than $35,000 of the principal and interest of the educational loans of such professionals; and
(2) the Secretary shall, for the purpose of providing reimbursements for tax liability resulting from payments made under paragraph (1) on behalf of an individual, make payments, in addition to payments under such paragraph, to the individual in an amount equal to 39 percent of the total amount of loan repayments made for the taxable year involved.
(b) Application of other provisions
The provisions of sections 254l–1, 254m, and 254o of this title shall, except as inconsistent with paragraph (1), apply to the program established under such paragraph to the same extent and in the same manner as such provisions apply to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program established under subpart III of part D of subchapter II of this chapter.
(c) Funding
(1) In general
For the purpose of carrying out this section with respect to a national research institute the Secretary may reserve, from amounts appropriated for such institute for the fiscal year involved, such amounts as the Secretary determines to be appropriate.
(2) Availability of funds
Amounts made available to carry out this section shall remain available until the expiration of the second fiscal year beginning after the fiscal year for which such amounts were made available.


(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title IV, § 487F, as added Pub. L. 106–310, div. A, title X, § 1002(b),Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1129; amended Pub. L. 110–85, title V, § 503(b),Sept. 27, 2007, 121 Stat. 890.)

Another section 487F of act July 1, 1944, is classified to section 288–5a of this title.

2007—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–85inserted “including pediatric pharmacological research,” after “pediatric research,”.

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