H.R.2202 - Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 04/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/28/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2202 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/27/2017)
Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2017
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to make certain doctors of chiropractic (chiropractors) eligible for appointment to the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. To be appointed, a chiropractor must be eligible for licensure in a majority of the states or approved by a body acceptable to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS and the Surgeon General must ensure that such chiropractors are trained, equipped, and otherwise prepared to fulfill public health and emergency response service responsibilities in the Commissioned Corps.
The President must appoint at least six chiropractors to the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps.
The Surgeon General must report to Congress on measures taken by the President, Surgeon General, and HHS to carry out this bill.