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Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2017

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A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/14/2017Introduced in Senate

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03/14/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]* 03/14/2017
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 09/19/2017

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions03/14/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/14/2017)

Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to include physical therapy within the definition of "primary health services" for purposes of the National Health Service Corps. The bill makes physical therapists eligible for repayment of their educational loans in order to ensure an adequate supply of physical therapists.