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Text of the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Act

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1037

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 7, 2013

(for himself, Ms. Brown of Florida, and Ms. Slaughter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Act .

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Including occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps

Section 331(a)(1)(E)(i) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254d(a)(1)(E)(i)) is amended by inserting occupational therapists, after psychiatric nurse specialists,.