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Introduced in House (09/13/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3767


To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 13, 2017

Mr. Long (for himself, Mr. Courtney, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Cook, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Hastings, and Mr. Carson of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Participation of pediatric subspecialties in National Health Service Corps.

(a) Primary health services definition.—Section 331(a)(3)(D) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254d(a)(3)(D)) is amended by inserting “(and pediatric subspecialties and special qualifications in pediatrics)” after “pediatrics”.

(b) Behavioral and mental health professionals definition.—Section 331(a)(3)(E)(i) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254d(a)(3)(E)(i)) is amended by inserting “(including pediatric subspecialists thereof)” after “psychiatrists”.

(c) Health professional shortage areas.—Section 332(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254e(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)(B), by inserting “(including such a population group of children and adolescents)” after “shortage”; and

(2) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting “pediatric subspecialty medical residency or fellowship training site,” after “health department,”.

(d) Loan repayment program.—Subparagraph (B) of section 338B(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254l–1(b)(1)) is amended by inserting “(including a pediatric subspecialty residency or fellowship training program)” before the semicolon.


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