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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prioritize educating and training for existing and new environmental health professionals.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/05/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
04/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/05/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/05/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/07/2017 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce04/05/2017 Referred to

As of 08/19/2018 no related bill information has been received for H.R.1909 - Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2017.


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Introduced in House (04/05/2017)

Environmental Health Workforce Act of 2017

This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop model standards and guidelines for credentialing environmental health workers.

HHS must develop a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the environmental health workforce that includes performance measures and identifies: (1) any gaps between existing programs and future environmental health workforce needs, (2) actions needed to address any identified gaps, and (3) any additional statutory authority required by HHS to implement identified actions.

The Government Accountability Office must identify best practices related to training and credentialing environmental health professionals in six states, based on the examination of three states that have credentialing requirements for environmental health workers and three that do not.

The bill also amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to specify that environmental health workers are eligible for public service loan forgiveness.