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Text of the Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2010

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 30, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 15, 2010 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2999

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 15, 2010

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

AN ACT

To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of veterinarians trained in veterinary public health.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2010.

2.

Inclusion of veterinary public health in certain public health workforce provisions

(a)

Public health workforce grants

Subsections (b)(1)(A) and (d)(6) of section 765 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295) are amended by inserting veterinary public health, after preventive medicine, each place it appears.

(b)

Public health workforce loan repayment program

(1)

In general

Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 776(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295f–1(b)(1)) are amended by striking public health or health professions degree or certificate each place it appears and inserting public health (including veterinary public health) or health professions degree or certificate.

(2)

Technical correction

Subparagraph (A) of section 776(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295f–1(b)(1)) is amended by adding or at the end.

(c)

Definition

Section 799B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(27)

Veterinary public health

The term veterinary public health includes veterinarians engaged in one or more of the following areas to the extent such areas have an impact on human health: biodefense and emergency preparedness, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, environmental health, ecosystem health, pre- and post-harvest food protection, regulatory medicine, diagnostic laboratory medicine, veterinary pathology, biomedical research, the practice of food animal medicine in rural areas, and government practice.

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Passed the House of Representatives September 30 (legislative day September 29), 2010.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.