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Text of the Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act

This bill was introduced on September 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1553

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 14, 2011

(for herself and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to facilitate emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculums for military veterans.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans to Paramedics Transition Act.

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Grants for Emergency Medical Services Personnel Training for Veterans

Section 330J(c)(8) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c–15(c)(8)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: , including, as provided by the Secretary, may use funds to provide to military veterans required coursework and training that take into account, and are not duplicative of, previous medical coursework and training received when such veterans were active members of the Armed Forces, to enable such veterans to satisfy emergency medical services personnel certification requirements, as determined by the appropriate State regulatory entity.