H.R. 4997 (109th): Physicians for Underserved Areas Act

Mar 16, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-477.
Jerry Moran
Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district
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Dec 21, 2006
1 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 2006


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 12, 2007.

Introduced Mar 16, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 16, 2006
Reported by Committee Sep 27, 2006
Passed House Dec 06, 2006
Passed Senate Dec 09, 2006
Signed by the President Jan 12, 2007
Full Title

To extend for 2 years the authority to grant waivers of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to certain international medical graduates.


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6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Immigration and Border Security

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1/12/2007--Public Law.
Physicians for Underserved Areas Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994, as amended, to extend the J-1 visa (medical services in underserved areas) program through June 1, 2008.
Makes such amendment effective as if enacted on May 31, 2006.

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