H.R.3754 - VHA REHIRE Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 09/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3754 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/13/2017)
VHA REcruitment, HIring, and REtention Act of 2017 or VHA REHIRE Act of 2017
This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a VA Student Loan Repayment Program to assist the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) meet staffing needs for health professional occupations for which recruitment or retention of qualified personnel is difficult.
A program participant must agree to serve as a full-time VHA employee for one year for every $10,000 of received benefits, with a minimum three-year commitment.
Program assistance may be in addition to assistance available under the VA Educational Assistance Program.
A participant in the VA Education Debt Reduction Program must agree to serve as a full-time VHA employee for at least three years.
A physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, optometrist, registered nurse, physician assistant, or dental auxiliary must agree to serve at least two years as a full-time VA employee in order to receive certain bonuses or allowances.
The VA shall offer employment to a qualified VHA applicant within 75 days after the last day applications are accepted for a position.