Summary: H.R.4959 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4959. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/15/2016)

Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act of 2016

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to study access by underserved populations to general surgeons, including whether the health professional shortage area designation under the National Health Service Corps program accurately assesses adequacy of access or whether another measure or designation would be more appropriate.

HHS must consider potential methodologies for designating surgical health professional shortage areas.