H.R.4942 - Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 06/23/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/07/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4942 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/23/2014)
Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish medical residency programs, or ensure a sufficient number of residency positions in medical residency programs, at VA medical facilities that the Secretary determines: (1) are experiencing a shortage of physicians, and (2) are located in communities that are designated as a health professional shortage area.
Requires the Secretary to determine the specialty of health care professionals that a location is experiencing a shortage of and allocate residency positions based on such determination.
Directs the Secretary, during the five-year period beginning on the enactment of this Act, to establish not fewer than 2,000 graduate medical education residency positions, giving priority to VA medical facilities that: (1) do not have medical residency programs, and (2) are located in communities that have a high concentration of veterans.