H.R. 6337 (110th): Caring for an Aging America Act of 2008

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Carolyn Kilpatrick
Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2008
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3098 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Jun 26, 2009

S. 2708 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 05, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 20, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2008
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2008
 
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to attract and retain trained health care professionals and direct care workers dedicated to providing quality care to the growing population of older Americans.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/20/2008--Introduced.
Caring for an Aging America Act of 2008 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) establish a Geriatric and Gerontology Loan Repayment Program to enter into contracts with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, and social workers trained in geriatrics or gerontology to pay educational loans in exchange for providing full-time clinical practice and service to older adults; and
(2) establish the National Advisory Council on the Geriatric and Gerontology Loan Repayment Program.
Requires the Secretary to ensure that individuals eligible for the nurse loan repayment program include registered nurses who complete specialty training in geriatrics or gerontology and who elect to provide nursing services to older adults in home and long-term care settings.
Authorizes the Secretary to award nursing education grants and enter into contracts for programs that focus on specialty training in providing long-term care services for nursing personnel who provide services in home and long-term care settings.
Requires the Secretary to establish a Health and Long-Term Care Workforce Advisory Panel to conduct a research project to identify incentives for recruitment and retention of clinicians and providers who agree to serve vulnerable older adults in geriatric and long-term care settings.

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