S.522 - Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (Introduced 03/11/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/09/2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.522 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/11/2013)
Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants to eligible institutions to: (1) establish a master's or doctoral degree program in orthotics and prosthetics, or (2) expand upon an existing master's degree program in such area. Requires a grant priority for institutions in partnership with a medical center administered by the VA or a facility administered by the Department of Defense (DOD). Provides grant amounts of at least $1 million and up to $1.5 million. Defines as eligible institutions those either accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education or demonstrating an ability to meet such accreditation requirements if receiving a grant.
Requires the Secretary to award a grant to an institution with orthotic and prosthetic research and education experience to: (1) establish the Center of Excellence in Orthotic and Prosthetic Education; and (2) improve orthotic and prosthetic outcomes for veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and civilians by conducting orthotic and prosthetic-based research.