S.3166 - Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 07/12/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/12/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3166 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/12/2016)
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.