H.R.1686 - Physician Assistant Education Public Health Initiatives Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] (Introduced 03/12/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/13/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1686 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/12/2019)
Physician Assistant Education Public Health Initiatives Act of 2019
This bill requires the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to award grants to physician assistance education programs for clinical education and training. Half of available grant funds must go to programs at underserved sites in rural areas. HRSA must prioritize funding programs that focus on pediatrics, women’s health, or behavioral health.
Further, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide grants for research about physician assistant education and reauthorizes through FY2024 the Primary Care Training and Enhancement program.