Section 217, Title II of Public Law 102-573, The American Indians into Psychology Program

Sec. 106.(a) The Secretary shall provide funding grants to at least 3 colleges and universities for the purpose of developing and maintaining American Indian psychology career recruitment programs as a means of encouraging Indians to enter the mental health field.

(b)  The Secretary shall provide one of the grants authorized under subsection (a) to develop and maintain a program at the University of North Dakota to be known as the 'Quentin N. Burdick American Indians Into Psychology Program.' Such program shall, to the maximum extent feasible, coordinate with the Quentin N. Burdick Indians Into Health Programs authorized under section 117(b), the Quentin N. Burdick American Indians Into Nursing Program authorized under section 115 (e), and existing university research and communications networks.

(c) (1)  The Secretary shall issue regulations for the competitive awarding of the grants provided under this section.

     (2)  Applicants under this section shall agree to provide a program which, at a minimum--

(A) provides outreach and recruitment for health professions to Indian communities including elementary, secondary and accredited and accessible community colleges that will be served by the program; 

(B)  incorporates a program advisory board comprised of representatives from the tribes and communities that will be served by the program; 

(C) provides stipends to undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a career in psychology 

(D)  develops affiliation agreements with tribal community colleges, the service, university affiliated programs, and other appropriate accredited and accessible entities to enhance the education of Indian students; 

(E) to the maximum extent feasible, utilizes existing university tutoring, counseling and student support services; and 

(F) to the maximum extent feasible, employs qualified Indians in the program. 

(d) The active duty service obligation prescribed under section 338C of the Public Health Service act (42 U.S.C. 254m) shall be met by each graduate student who receives a stipend described in subsection (c)(2)(D) that is funded under this section. Such obligation shall be met by service--

(1) in the Indian Health Service;

(2) in a program conducted under a funding agreement entered into under the Indian Self-Determination Act and Education Assistance Act;

(3) in a program assisted under title V of this Act; or 

(4) in the private practice of psychology if, as determined by the Secretary in accordance with guidelines promulgated by the Secretary, such practice is situated in a physician or other health professional shortage area and addresses the health care needs of a substantial number of Indians.