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


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 5, 2006 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 427

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4997

[Report No. 109–715]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2006

(for himself and Mr. Pomeroy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

December 5, 2006

Additional sponsors: Mr. McDermott, Mr. Costa, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. McHugh, and Ms. McKinney

December 5, 2006

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To permanently authorize amendments made by the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 for the purpose of permitting waivers of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to certain international medical graduates.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Physicians for Underserved Areas Act.

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..

3.

Effective date

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

Amend the title so as to read: A bill to extend for 2 years the authority to grant waivers of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to certain international medical graduates..

December 5, 2006

Reported with amendments, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed