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


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 21, 2006 (Passed Congress).


H.R.4997

One Hundred Ninth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the third day of January, two thousand and six

An Act

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

    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 `Physicians for Underserved Areas Act'.

SEC. 2. WAIVER OF FOREIGN COUNTRY RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT WITH RESPECT TO INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES.

    Section 220(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note; Public Law 103-416) (as amended by section 1(a)(1) of Public Law 108-441) is amended by striking `June 1, 2006.' and inserting `June 1, 2008.'.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendment made by section 2 shall take effect as if enacted on May 31, 2006.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.