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Titles (6)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Health Care Safety Net Act of 2008

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Health Centers Renewal Act of 2008

Short Titles as Introduced

Health Centers Renewal Act of 2007

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Health Care Safety Net Act of 2008

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional authorizations of appropriations for the health centers program under section 330 of such Act, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional authorizations of appropriations for the health centers program under section 330 of such Act.

Actions Overview (9)

10/08/2008Became Public Law No: 110-355. (TXT | PDF)
10/08/2008Signed by President.
09/30/2008Presented to President.
09/25/2008Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H9923-9924)
09/24/2008Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/24/2008Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/04/2008Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 - 24 (Roll no. 372).(text: CR H4891-4893)
06/04/2008Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 110-680.
03/06/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (31)

Date Chamber
10/08/2008Became Public Law No: 110-355. (TXT | PDF)
10/08/2008Signed by President.
09/30/2008HousePresented to President.
09/25/2008-5:15pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/25/2008-5:15pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H9923-9924)
09/25/2008-5:03pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1343.
09/25/2008-5:03pmHouseMr. Pallone moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H9923-9926)
09/24/2008SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/24/2008SenateS.Amdt.5642 Amendment SA 5642 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/24/2008SenateS.Amdt.5642 Amendment SA 5642 proposed by Senator Dorgan for Senator Kennedy. (consideration: CR S9373) In the nature of a substitute.
09/24/2008SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S9372-9373)
09/24/2008SenateSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
06/05/2008SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
06/04/2008-4:35pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
06/04/2008-4:35pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 - 24 (Roll no. 372). (text: CR H4891-4893)
06/04/2008-4:35pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/04/2008-4:24pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4935-4936)
06/04/2008-11:57amHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
06/04/2008-11:32amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1343.
06/04/2008-11:32amHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4891-4896)
06/04/2008-11:31amHouseMr. Green, Gene moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/04/2008HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 425.
06/04/2008HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 110-680.
05/07/2008HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/07/2008HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/23/2008HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
04/23/2008HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
12/04/2007HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
03/07/2007HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/06/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
03/06/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (249)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 03/06/2007
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 03/21/2007
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 03/21/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 03/21/2007
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 03/21/2007
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 03/21/2007
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 03/21/2007
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 03/21/2007
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 03/21/2007
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/21/2007
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 03/21/2007
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 03/21/2007
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 03/21/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 03/23/2007
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 03/23/2007
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 03/23/2007
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 03/23/2007
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3] 03/23/2007
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 03/23/2007
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1] 03/23/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 03/23/2007
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 03/27/2007
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 03/27/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 03/27/2007
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 03/27/2007
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 03/27/2007
Rep. Davis, David [R-TN-1] 03/27/2007
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8] 03/29/2007
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-21] 03/29/2007
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 03/29/2007
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11] 03/29/2007
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 03/29/2007
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 03/29/2007
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 04/17/2007
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 04/17/2007
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 04/17/2007
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 04/17/2007
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/17/2007
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 04/17/2007
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 04/17/2007
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 04/17/2007
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 04/17/2007
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/17/2007
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 04/17/2007
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 04/17/2007
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 04/17/2007
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 04/17/2007
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 04/17/2007
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/17/2007
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 04/17/2007
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 04/17/2007
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [R-VA-5] 04/17/2007
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 04/17/2007
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 04/17/2007
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 04/17/2007
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 04/17/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 04/17/2007
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 04/17/2007
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12] 04/19/2007
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 04/19/2007
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 04/19/2007
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 04/19/2007
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 04/19/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 04/19/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 04/19/2007
Rep. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY-20] 04/19/2007
Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3] 04/19/2007
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4] 04/19/2007
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 04/19/2007
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] 04/19/2007
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5] 04/23/2007
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 04/23/2007
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 04/23/2007
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 04/23/2007
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 04/23/2007
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 04/23/2007
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 04/23/2007
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 04/23/2007
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 04/23/2007
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 04/23/2007
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 04/26/2007
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 04/26/2007
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 04/26/2007
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 04/26/2007
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 04/26/2007
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 04/26/2007
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 04/26/2007
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 04/26/2007
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 04/26/2007
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 04/26/2007
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 04/26/2007
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7] 04/26/2007
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 04/26/2007
Rep. Drake, Thelma D. [R-VA-2] 04/26/2007
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2] 05/01/2007
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 05/01/2007
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 05/01/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 05/01/2007
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 05/01/2007
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 05/01/2007
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 05/01/2007
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large] 05/01/2007
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5] 05/01/2007
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/01/2007
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 05/07/2007
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 05/07/2007
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 05/07/2007
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/07/2007
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 05/07/2007
Rep. Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 05/07/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11] 05/07/2007
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 05/07/2007
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 05/07/2007
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 05/07/2007
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 05/07/2007
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 05/07/2007
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 05/07/2007
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 05/07/2007
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 05/07/2007
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 05/07/2007
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4] 05/07/2007
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 05/07/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 05/07/2007
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 05/07/2007
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-17] 05/07/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/07/2007
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 05/07/2007
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 05/07/2007
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 05/07/2007
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 05/07/2007
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 05/07/2007
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19] 05/07/2007
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/07/2007
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 05/07/2007
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 05/07/2007
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 05/07/2007
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 05/07/2007
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 05/09/2007
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 05/09/2007
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 05/09/2007
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23] 05/09/2007
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 05/09/2007
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 05/09/2007
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 05/09/2007
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 05/09/2007
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 05/09/2007
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8] 05/09/2007
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 05/09/2007
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 05/09/2007
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 05/15/2007
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 05/15/2007
Rep. Hall, John J. [D-NY-19] 05/15/2007
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 05/15/2007
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 05/15/2007
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 05/15/2007
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 05/15/2007
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 05/15/2007
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 05/15/2007
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 05/15/2007
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2] 05/15/2007
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 05/15/2007
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 05/17/2007
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 05/17/2007
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] 05/17/2007
Rep. Davis, Geoff [R-KY-4] 05/17/2007
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 05/17/2007
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 05/17/2007
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 05/24/2007
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 05/24/2007
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 05/24/2007
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 05/24/2007
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 05/24/2007
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-22] 05/24/2007
Rep. Boyda, Nancy E. [D-KS-2] 05/24/2007
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 05/24/2007
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 05/24/2007
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 05/24/2007
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 05/24/2007
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 05/24/2007
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 05/24/2007
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 05/24/2007
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 05/24/2007
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 05/24/2007
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 05/24/2007
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 05/24/2007
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 05/24/2007
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 05/24/2007
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 05/24/2007
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 05/24/2007
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 05/24/2007
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 05/24/2007
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 06/05/2007
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3] 06/05/2007
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 06/05/2007
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 06/05/2007
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 06/05/2007
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 06/05/2007
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 06/05/2007
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-26] 06/05/2007
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 06/05/2007
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8] 06/05/2007
Rep. Arcuri, Michael A. [D-NY-24] 06/05/2007
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 06/05/2007
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 06/05/2007
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 06/13/2007
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 06/13/2007
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 06/13/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/13/2007
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 06/13/2007
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1] 06/22/2007
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4] 06/22/2007
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 06/22/2007
Rep. Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. [R-NY-29] 06/22/2007
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 06/28/2007
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 06/28/2007
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 06/28/2007
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 06/28/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 06/28/2007
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 07/11/2007
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17] 07/11/2007
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 07/11/2007
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 07/11/2007
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 07/17/2007
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 07/17/2007
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] 08/03/2007
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 08/03/2007
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15] 09/10/2007
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 09/27/2007
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 09/27/2007
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 11/13/2007
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 12/04/2007
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 12/12/2007
Rep. Fortuno, Luis G. [R-PR-At Large] 12/18/2007
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6] 12/19/2007
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 01/23/2008
Rep. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN-2] 03/05/2008
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 03/14/2008
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 04/02/2008
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 04/02/2008
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 04/08/2008
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] 04/08/2008
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20] 04/10/2008
Rep. Sali, Bill [R-ID-1] 04/16/2008
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 04/22/2008
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 04/29/2008
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 05/01/2008
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/06/2008
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9] 05/08/2008
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 05/21/2008

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/06/2007 Referred to
05/07/2008 Markup by
06/04/2008 Reported by H. Rept. 110-680
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/07/2007 Referred to
12/04/2007 Hearings by
04/23/2008 Markup by
04/23/2008 Reported by
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions06/05/2008 Referred to
09/24/2008 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (4)

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Public Law No: 110-355 (10/08/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on September 24, 2008. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Health Care Safety Net Act of 2008 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize appropriations for FY2008-FY2012 for health centers to meet the health care needs of medically underserved populations.

Requires the Comptroller General to study the economic costs and benefits of school-based health centers and their impact on the health of students, including an analysis of: (1) the impact that federal funding could have on the operation of such centers; (2) any cost savings to other federal programs derived from providing health services in such centers; and (3) the impact of such centers in rural or underserved areas.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to submit a report to the relevant congressional committees that describes efforts to expand and accelerate quality improvement activities in community health centers.

Requires the Administrator to establish a mechanism for the dissemination of initiatives, best practices, and other information that may assist health care quality improvement efforts in community health centers.

Directs the Comptroller General to study: (1) integrated health system models for the delivery of health care services to medically underserved and uninsured populations; and (2) the implications of extending Federal Tort Claims Act coverage to health care professionals who volunteer to furnish care to patients of health centers.

Authorizes the Secretary to recognize the unique needs of high poverty areas in making grants for projects to plan and develop health centers to serve medically underserved populations.

(Sec. 3) Reauthorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012 for: (1) the National Health Service Corps program; and (2) the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program and National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.

Repeals provisions requiring each center or clinic designated as having a health manpower shortage to demonstrate every six years that it meets the applicable requirements of the definition of a health professional shortage area.

Revises requirements for assigning members of the Corps to a health professional shortage area to require that the Secretary determine that an entity demonstrates willingness to support or facilitate mentorship, professional development, and training opportunities for Corps members.

Requires the Secretary to assist Corps members in establishing and maintaining professional relationships and developmental opportunities.

Includes the District of Columbia and U.S. territories as eligible jurisdictions under a grant program for states to provide educational loan repayment to health professionals in exchange for the provision of primary health services in health professional shortage areas. Reauthorizes appropriations for FY2009-FY2012 for such grants.

(Sec. 4) Reauthorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012 for grants for expanded delivery of health care services in rural areas, for the planning and implementation of integrated health care networks in rural areas, and for the planning and implementation of small health care provider quality improvement activities.

(Sec. 5) Reauthorizes appropriations for grants to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Secretary, acting through the Administrator, to: (1) provide guidance and technical assistance to health centers, state and local health departments, and emergency managers to integrate health centers into state and local emergency response plans and to better meet the primary care needs of populations served by health centers during public health emergencies; and (2) encourage employees at health centers to participate in emergency medical response programs.

(Sec. 7) Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the definition of "rural health clinics" to extend from three years to four years the time frame for making certain designations related to a shortage of health services in an area.