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The bill’s title was written by its sponsor. H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 19, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.
Last updated Sep 20, 2012.
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To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.
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H.R. 4124--112th Congress: Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2012. (2012). In www.GovTrack.us. Retrieved March 7, 2014, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr4124
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/2/hr4124.
The unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan-era Veterans rose to 10.9 percent in August. According to the bill’s sponsor, many veteran EMTs are required to take classes they have already competed in the military to satisfy the civilian licensure system, needlessly delaying their entry into the civilian workforce. This legislation would make allowances for returning veterans to enter the EMT workforce without unnecessary duplication of their training.
The Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2012 would amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program to award demonstration grants to states with emergency medical technician shortages. The grants would streamline state requirements in order to assist veterans who completed military EMT training while serving in the Armed Forces in meeting state EMT certification, licensure, and other requirements. The Secretary would be required to submit an annual report to Congress on the program.
According to the Subcommittee on Health, the bill would authorize the appropriations of $1 million in total funding for the period of FY 2013—2017 to carry out this program. The bill would authorize the appropriation of the total funding ($1,000,000) for this program from the existing Public Health Service Act (PHSA) Area Health Education Centers authorization. There was no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate available for this bill.
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