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Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans Health Professionals Educational Assistance Act of 2009

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance for health professionals, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

12/01/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

12/04/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
12/02/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
12/01/2009Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
12/01/2009Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
12/01/2009Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/01/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs12/01/2009 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health12/04/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce12/01/2009 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health12/02/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/01/2009)

Veterans Health Professionals Educational Assistance Act of 2009 - Reinstates the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health professionals educational assistance scholarship program and permits furnishing scholarships to new participants in the program through 2014. Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as additional requirements under such program, to: (1) modify the program in such a way that program graduates can be employed as soon as possible upon graduation and to actively assist and monitor graduates to ensure certifications are obtained in a minimal period following graduation; (2) require program participants to perform clinical tours; and (3) assign to each program participant a mentor who is employed at the same facility where the participant performs post-graduation obligated service.

Increases maximum payments under the VA education debt reduction program. Allows the Secretary to waive such limits.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide an educational loan repayment program for clinical researchers from disadvantaged backgrounds, in order to secure clinical research for the Veterans Health Administration.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) transfer specified funds to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for including VA facilities on a list of facilities eligible for assignment of participants in the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program; and (2) identify all VA medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics that may be eligible for such assignments.