H.R.4453 - Access to Rural Physicians Improvement Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] (Introduced 05/20/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 108-730|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/07/2004 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4453 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (10/06/2004)
(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on October 5, 2004. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 to reauthorize for a period of two years the Conrad State 30 program, which annually allows each State to request up to 30 waivers of the home residency requirement applicable to J-1 foreign medical graduates for medical service in health professional shortage areas.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt Conrad State 30 physicians from the numerical limitation on H-1B visas.
Limits to primary care or specialty medicine the medical practice areas available to Conrad State 30 physicians.
Allows Conrad State 30 physicians to practice medicine outside geographic areas designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the case of a waiver request from an interested State agency where the facility serves patients residing in such areas and granting the requested waiver would not cause the number of waivers for the State to exceed five in a fiscal year.