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HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING ACT 1988 - SECT 24

Grants in respect of teaching hospitals

             (1)  In this section:

"appropriate costs " , in relation to a teaching hospital of an institution, means:

                     (a)  expenditure (other than expenditure on building projects) incurred by the hospital in relation to:

                              (i)  parts of the hospital used exclusively by students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, or School of Medicine, of the institution, by students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, or School of Medicine, of any other institution in relation to which that hospital is a teaching hospital and by their teachers; and

                             (ii)  facilities and equipment so used in connection with those parts of the hospital; and

                     (b)  expenditure incurred in the purchase of books and periodicals for the medical library of the hospital.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), there is payable to an institution to which this section applies, for the purpose of financial assistance in respect of contributions by the institution towards the appropriate costs, in respect of a year to which this Chapter applies, of the teaching hospital or teaching hospitals of the institution, such amount as the Minister determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) in respect of a year shall not exceed:

                     (a)  in the case of the year 1989--$3,815,000;

                     (b)  in the case of the year 1990--$4,029,000;

                     (c)  in the case of the year 1991--$4,258,000;

                     (d)  in the case of the year 1992--$4,421,000; and

                     (e)  in the case of the year 1993--$4,494,000; and

                      (f)  in the case of the year 1994--$4,592,000; and

                     (g)  in the case of the year 1995--$4,647,000; and

                     (h)  in the case of the year 1996--$4,738,000; and

                      (i)  in the case of the year 1997--$4,819,000; and

                      (j)  in the case of the year 1998--$4,896,000; and

                     (k)  in the case of the year 1999--$4,972,000; and

                      (l)  in the case of the year 2000--$5,058,000; and

                    (m)  in the case of the year 2001--$5,168,000; and

                     (n)  in the case of the year 2002--$5,287,000; and

                     (o)  in the case of the year 2003--$5,412,000; and

                     (p)  in the case of the year 2004--$5,539,000.

             (4)  Financial assistance is granted to an institution under subsection (2) in respect of a year on the condition that:

                     (a)  the sum of the amounts spent by the institution in making contributions towards the appropriate costs, in respect of that year, of the teaching hospital or teaching hospitals of the institution;

is not less than:

                     (b)  the sum of the amounts of financial assistance paid to the institution under subsection (2) in relation to the institution in respect of that year.



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