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
To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of veterinarians trained in veterinary public health.
This Act may be cited as the
Veterinary Public Health Amendments
Act of 2010.
Inclusion of veterinary public health in certain public health workforce provisions
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
veterinary public health, after
medicine, each place it appears.
Public health workforce loan repayment program
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
(including veterinary public health) or health professions degree or
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.
Section 799B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Veterinary public health
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
Passed the House of Representatives September 30 (legislative day September 29), 2010.
Lorraine C. Miller,