Text: S.1759 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/21/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1759

To reauthorize the teaching health center program.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 21, 2013

Mr. Sanders (for himself, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Casey, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, and Mr. Heinrich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To reauthorize the teaching health center program.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Teaching Health Center Reauthorization Act”.

SEC. 2. Reauthorization of the teaching health centers program.

Section 340H of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256h) is amended—

(1) in subsection (g)—

(A) by inserting before the period the following: “, and not to exceed $800,000,000, for the period of fiscal years 2016 through 2020”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following: “Any amounts appropriated under this subsection for any of fiscal years 2011 through 2020 and remaining unexpended at the end of the fiscal year involved may be used in subsequent fiscal years to carry out this section.”;

(2) in subsection (h)(2)—

(A) in the paragraph heading, by adding at the end the following: “; submission to Congress”; and

(B) by adding at the end the following:

“(C) SUBMISSION TO CONGRESS.—The Secretary shall annually submit to Congress a report that contains a compilation of the data submitted to the Secretary under paragraph (1) for the year involved.”;

(3) by redesignating subsections (h) through (j) as subsections (i) through (k), respectively; and

(4) by inserting after subsection (g), the following:

“(h) Limitation.—The Secretary shall establish a minimum per resident per year payment amount for funding of all approved teaching health center graduate medical education positions under this section that shall be not less than the per resident per year payment amount as of January 1, 2013, and ensure that not less than such amount is provided to all teaching health center graduate medical education programs for all approved positions.”.

SEC. 3. Teaching health centers development grants.

Section 749A(g) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 293l–1(g)) is amended by striking “each fiscal year thereafter” and inserting “each of fiscal years 2013 through 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter”.