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APPENDIX A Congressional Mandate: Stucly of the Role of Allied Health Personnel in Health Care Delivery Sec. 223 (a) (1) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall arrange for the conduct of a study concerning the role of allied health personnel in health care delivery. The Secretary shall request the National Academy of Sciences to conduct the study under an arrangement under which the actual expenses incurred by the Academy in conducting such study will be paid by the Secretary and the Academy will prepare the report required by subsection (c). If the National Academy of Sciences is willing to do so, the Secretary shall enter into such an arrangement with the Academy for the conduct of the study. (2) If the National Academy of Sciences is unwilling to conduct the study required by paragraph (1) under the type of ar- rangement described in such paragraph, the Secretary shall enter into a similar arrangement with one or more appropriate , . . . nonprofit private entitles. (b) The study required by subsection (a) shall: (1) assess the role of allied health personnel in health care delivery; (2) identify projected needs, availability, and requirements of var- ious types of health care delivery systems for each tvue of allied health personnel; (3) investigate current practices under which each type of allied health personnel obtain licenses, credentials and accreditation; -/ 1- Public Law 99-129, signed October 22, 1985. 283
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284 APPENDIX A (4) assess changes in programs and curricula for the education of allied health personnel and in the delivery of services by such personnel which are necessary to meet the needs and require- ments identified pursuant to paragraph (21; and (5) assess the role of the Federal, State, and local governments, educational institutions and health care facilities in meeting the needs and requirements identified pursuant to paragraph (21. (c) By October 1, 1987, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall transmit to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of-the House of Representatives, and make available to the public, a report: (1) describing the study conducted under this section; (2) containing a statement of the data obtained under such study; and, (3) specifying such recommendations for legislation and admin- istrative action as the Secretary considers appropriate.