H.R. 3487 (107th): Nurse Reinvestment Act

Dec 13, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 107-205.
Michael Bilirakis
Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 24, 2002
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 1864 (Related)
Nurse Reinvestment Act

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 20, 2001


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 1, 2002.

Introduced Dec 13, 2001
Referred to Committee Dec 13, 2001
Passed House Dec 20, 2001
Passed Senate with Changes Jul 22, 2002
House Agreed to Changes Jul 22, 2002
Signed by the President Aug 01, 2002
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7/22/2002--Passed Senate amended.
Nurse Reinvestment Act -
Title I - Nurse Recruitment
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promote the nursing profession through public service announcements.
Permits the Secretary to make grants to support State and local advertising campaigns, excluding particular employment opportunities.Expands eligibility for the nursing loan repayment program to include service at any health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
Restricts service to nonprofits after FY 2007.Directs the Secretary to provide nursing scholarships in exchange for at least two years of nursing services at facilities with a critical shortage.
Makes such program discretionary after FY 2004.
Permits part-time service if the aggregate service equals two full-time years.
Treats such scholarships, for repayment purposes, as equivalent to those made under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, except as specified.Grants preference according to financial need.
Requires detailed, annual reports to Congress on the loan and scholarship programs, including numbers, demographics, and default rates.
Leaves allocation of funds between the loan and scholarship programs to the discretion of the Secretary.
Title II - Nurse Retention
Authorizes the Secretary to award grants or contracts to schools of nursing or health care facilities to expand nursing opportunities:
(1) in education, through increased enrollment in four-year degree programs, internship and residency programs, or new technologies such as distance learning; and
(2) in practice, through care to underserved populations, care in noninstitutional settings or organized health care systems, and through developing cultural competencies.
Makes career ladder programs and activities which enhance professional collaboration, communication, and decision-making eligible for a grant award.Directs the Secretary to award grants for geriatric care training programs.Authorizes the Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to establish a student loan fund to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty.
Cancels up to 85 % of such loan according to a schedule of employment milestones.Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress within four years on:
(1) national variations in nursing shortages;
(2) any differences in nurse hiring practices between profit and nonprofit private entities because of the inclusion of for-profit private entities in the loan repayment program; and
(3) whether the scholarship program increased applications to nursing schools.Authorizes appropriations for all programs for FY 2003 through 2007.

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