H.R.4799 - Retraining a New Health Care Workforce Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] (Introduced 03/09/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/09/2010 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4799 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/09/2010)
Retraining a New Health Care Workforce Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and submit to Congress within nine months a strategic plan to retrain displaced workers to become health care professionals serving areas with a shortage of the type professionals involved. Requires the plan to include: (1) an overview of national shortages in health care professions; (2) an assessment of how existing federal health care workforce programs may be used to retrain displaced workers; and (3) recommendations for legislative and administrative changes for making such programs more effective.
Requires the Secretary to establish a grant program for states to assist displaced workers to become state-licensed or certified health care professionals serving areas with a shortage of health care professionals.