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42 U.S. Code § 294j - Demonstration program to integrate quality improvement and patient safety training into clinical education of health professionals

(a) In general

The Secretary may award grants to eligible entities or consortia under this section to carry out demonstration projects to develop and implement academic curricula that integrates [1] quality improvement and patient safety in the clinical education of health professionals. Such awards shall be made on a competitive basis and pursuant to peer review.

(b) EligibilityTo be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a), an entity or consortium shall—
submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require;
(2) be or include—
a health professions school;
a school of social work;
a school of nursing;
an institution with a graduate medical education program; or
a school of health care administration;
collaborate in the development of curricula described in subsection (a) with an organization that accredits such school or institution;
provide for the collection of data regarding the effectiveness of the demonstration project; and
provide matching funds in accordance with subsection (c).
(c) Matching funds
(1) In general

The Secretary may award a grant to an entity or consortium under this section only if the entity or consortium agrees to make available non-Federal contributions toward the costs of the program to be funded under the grant in an amount that is not less than $1 for each $5 of Federal funds provided under the grant.

(2) Determination of amount contributed

Non-Federal contributions under paragraph (1) may be in cash or in-kind, fairly evaluated, including equipment or services. Amounts provided by the Federal Government, or services assisted or subsidized to any significant extent by the Federal Government, may not be included in determining the amount of such contributions.

(d) Evaluation

The Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to evaluate the projects funded under this section and publish, make publicly available, and disseminate the results of such evaluations on as wide a basis as is practicable.

(e) ReportsNot later than 2 years after March 23, 2010, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives a report that—
describes the specific projects supported under this section; and
contains recommendations for Congress based on the evaluation conducted under subsection (d).

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “integrate”.
Editorial Notes

Section was enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and not as part of the Public Health Service Act which comprises this chapter.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 294j, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 737, as added Oct. 12, 1976, Pub. L. 94–484, title IV, § 401(b)(3), 90 Stat. 2265; amended Aug. 1, 1977, Pub. L. 95–83, title III, § 307(c)(6), 91 Stat. 390; Dec. 19, 1977, Pub. L. 95–215, § 4(f), 91 Stat. 1506; Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXVII, § 2731, 95 Stat. 919; Jan. 4, 1983, Pub. L. 97–414, § 8(i), 96 Stat. 2061; Oct. 22, 1985, Pub. L. 99–129, title II, §§ 201(c), 204(c), 208(g)(2), 99 Stat. 525, 527, 531; Nov. 4, 1988, Pub. L. 100–607, title VI, §§ 602(l), 628(6), 629(b)(2), 102 Stat. 3124, 3145, 3146, defined “eligible institution”, “eligible lender”, “line of credit”, and “school of allied health”, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 102–408, title I, § 102, Oct. 13, 1992, 106 Stat. 1994. See section 292o of this title.

Section 294j–1, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title VII, § 737A, as added Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXVII, § 2732, 95 Stat. 919, which related to determination of eligible students, was omitted in the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 102–408, title I, § 102, Oct. 13, 1992, 106 Stat. 1994.