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would perceive no objection to the proposal being made by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for special project grants for strengthening graduate training in public health nursing and sanitary engineering and for schools of public health. Such a program should be limited to 4 years so its expiration will coincide with the expiration of the extended traineeship programs for graduate nurses and public health specialists as proposed in H.R. 6325, thereby permitting a concurrent reconsideration of the best method of discharging any further Federal support for public health training. In view of the purpose of the new program for project grants for improvement of specialized public health curriculums, it is proposed that it be initiated in the fiscal year 1961 at a level not to exceed $2 million.

Sincerely yours,

ELMER B. STAATS,
Deputy Director.

CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW

In compliance with clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by the bill, as introduced, are shown as follows (existing law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is proposed is shown in roman):

SECTIONS 306 AND 307 OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT (42 U.S.C. 242d and 242e)

TITLE III-GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE

PART A-RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATIONS

TRAINEESHIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH PERSONNEL

SEC. 306. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957, and for each of the next [two] seven fiscal years, such sums as the Congress may determine, to cover the cost of traineeships for graduate or specialized training in public health for physicians, engineers, nurses, and other professional health personnel.

(b) Traineeships under this section may be awarded by the Surgeon General either (1) directly to individuals whose applications for admission have been accepted by the public or other nonprofit institutions providing the training, or (2) through grants to such institutions.

(c) Payments under this section may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement, and at such intervals and on such conditions, as the Surgeon General finds necessary. Such payments to institutions may be used only for traineeships, and payments under this section with respect to any traineeship shall be limited to such amounts as the Surgeon General finds necessary to cover the cost of tuition and fees, and a stipend and allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses) for the trainee.

(d) The Surgeon General shall appoint an expert advisory committee, composed of persons representative of the principal health specialties in the fields of public health administration and training, to advise him in connection with the administration of this section, including the development of program standards and policies. Members of such committee who are not otherwise in the employ of the United States, while attending meetings of the committee or otherwise serving at the request of the Surgeon General, shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate to be fixed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, but not exceeding $50 per diem, including travel time, and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 73b-2) for persons in the Government service employed intermittently.

(e) The Surgeon General shall, between June 30, 1958, and December 1, 1958, call a conference broadly representative of the professional and training groups interested in and informed about training of professional public health personnel, and including members of the advisory committee appointed pursuant to subsection (d), to assist him in appraising the effectiveness of the traineeships under this section in meeting the needs for trained public health personnel, in considering modifications in this section, if any, which may be desirable to increase its effectiveness; and in considering the most effective distribution of responsibilities between Federal and State governments with respect to the administration and support of public health training. The Surgeon General shall submit to the Congress, on or before January 1, 1959, a report of such conference, including any recommendations by it relating to the limitation, extension, or modification of this section. The Surgeon General shall, between June 30, 1963, and December 1, 1963, call a similar conference, and shall submit to the Congress, on or before January 1, 1964, a report of such conference, including any recommendations by it relating to the limitation, extension, or modification of this section.

(f) Except as otherwise provided in this section, nothing contained in this section shall be construed as authorizing any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the personnel or curriculum of any training institution.

TRAINEESHIPS FOR ADVANCED TRAINING OF PROFESSIONAL NURSES

SEC. 307. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957, and for each of the next [two] seven fiscal years, such sums as the Congress may determine, to cover the cost of traineeships for the training of professional nurses to teach in the various fields of nurse training (including practical nurse training) or to serve in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

(b) Traineeships under this section shall be awarded by the Surgeon General through grants to public or other nonprofit institutions providing the training.

(c) Payments to institutions under this section may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement, and at such intervals and on such conditions as the Surgeon General finds necessary. Such payments may be used only for traineeships and shall be limited to such

amounts as the Surgeon General finds necessary to cover the costs of tuition and fees, and a stipend and allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses) for the trainees.

(d) The Surgeon General shall appoint an expert advisory committee, composed of persons from the fields of nursing and nurse training, hospital administration, and medicine, to advise him in connection with the administration of this section, including the development of program standards and policies. Members of such committee who are not otherwise in the employ of the United States, while attending meetings of the committee or otherwise serving at the request of the Surgeon General; shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate to be fixed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, but not exceeding $50 per diem, including travel time, and while away from their homes or regular places of business they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 73b-2) for persons in the Government service employed intermittently.

(e) The Surgeon General shall, between June 30, 1958, and December 1, 1958, call a conference broadly representative of the professional and training groups interested in and informed about the advanced training of professional nurses, and including members of the advisory committee appointed pursuant to subsection (d), to assist him in appraising the effectiveness of the traineeships under this section in meeting the needs for professional nurses in teaching, administrative, and supervisory positions and in considering modifications in this section, if any, which may be desirable to increase its effectiveness, including possible means of stimulating State participation in the administration and financing of advanced training of professional nurses through Federal matching grants to States for the support of traineeships or related training activities, or otherwise. The Surgeon General shall submit to the Congress, on or before January 1, 1959, a report of such conference, including any recommendations by it relating to the limitation, extension, or modification of this section. The Surgeon General shall, between June 30, 1963, and December 1, 1963, call a similar conference, and shall submit to the Congress, on or before January 1, 1964, a report of such conference, including any recommendations by it relating to the limitation, extension, or modification of this section.

(f) Except as otherwise provided in this section, nothing contained in this section shall be construed as authorizing any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the personnel or curriculum of any training institution.

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REPORT No. 591

EQUALITY OF TREATMENT WITH RESPECT TO INAPPLICABILITY TO STATE-OWNED HYDROELECTRIC POWER PROJECTS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL POWER ACT

JUNE 29, 1959.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. HARRIS, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, submitted the following

REPORT

[To accompany H.R. 6608]

The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 6608) having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.

The purpose of H.R. 6608 is to provide, in the case of the New York State hydroelectric power project on the St. Lawrence River, the same treatment in all respects as that already accorded to other Stateowned hydroelectric power projects with respect to the taking over of such projects by the United States.

Public Law 278, 83d Congress, approved August 15, 1953 (67 Stat. 587; 16 U.S.C. 828) exempts State and municipal licensees (1) from the provisions of section 14 of the Federal Power Act, which establish a formula under which the acquisition price can be determined in the event a licensed project is acquired by the United States at the end of the license period; (2) from the records and accounting requirements of sections 301 and 302 of the act; and (3) from the requirement of preparing and filing the statement of original cost pursuant to section 4(b); but it contains an exception which expressly states that "the provisions of section 14 and section 4(b) shall continue to be applicable to any license issued for a hydroelectric development in the international rapids section of the St. Lawrence River."

The effect of H.R. 6608 would be to repeal this exception and thereby enable the Power Authority of the State of New York, as the licensee of the St. Lawrence project, to come within the general language of the law exempting all State and municipal licensees from the recapture and original cost provisions in sections 4 (b) and 14 of the Federal Power Act.

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