Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (09/23/2008)

Physician Workforce Enhancement Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to establish a hospital residency loan program that provides loans to eligible public or nonprofit hospitals to establish a residency training program. Requires that such program be an allopathic or osteopathic physician residency training program in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics or gynecology, behavioral or mental health, or pediatrics. Requires the Administrator to give preference to hospitals in a rural area.

Sets forth terms for repayment of loans under this Act. Prohibits the Administrator from charging or collecting interest on such loans.

Requires the Administrator to establish penalties for hospitals that violate provisions of this Act.

Sets forth reporting requirements.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-2014.

Prohibits any loan from being made under this Act after December 31, 2013.