Summary: H.R.3199 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/30/1989)

Veterans Health Professionals Educational Amendments of 1989 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to institute a Selected Reserve member stipend program under the Armed Forces Educational Assistance Program. Requires an individual, in order to be eligible for such assistance, to be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student at a qualifying educational institution in a course of education or training approved by the Secretary and that leads toward completion of a degree in a health profession involving direct patient care or care incident to such direct patient care.

Prohibits the Secretary from approving the application of an individual applying for such assistance unless the individual is entitled to benefits under the Selected Reserve GI Bill program and the individual achieved a certain qualifying score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test.

Authorizes the Secretary to pay a qualifying individual $400 monthly under such program. Requires a period of obligated service as a full-time employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs from a participating individual in return for such assistance. Makes such an individual liable to the United States for failure to serve in the Department at a health-care facility for the agreed upon period.

Increases the Selected Reserve member stipend amount whenever there is a general Federal pay increase.