US SB968 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on April 27 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-04-27 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Veterans Access to Care Act This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to automatically designate medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as health professional shortage areas. Individuals may not participate in both the VA's Health Professionals Education Assistance Program and the National Health Service Corps scholarship or loan repayment programs. The Department of Health and Human Services, in carrying out the National Health Service Corps Program, must consult with the VA regarding health professional shortage areas that are VA medical facilities.

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Title

Veterans Access to Care Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-04-27SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Same As/Similar To

HB4226 (Same As) 2017-11-03 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

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