H.R. 171: Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Gene Green
Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 664 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 11, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize appointment of Doctors of Chiropractic to regular and reserve corps of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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1/4/2013--Introduced.
Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to make chiropractic personnel eligible for appointment in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Surgeon General to ensure that Doctors of Chiropractic are trained, equipped, and otherwise prepared to fulfill public health and emergency response service responsibilities in the Commissioned Corps.
Requires the President to appoint no fewer than six Doctors of Chiropractic into the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps.
Directs the Surgeon General to submit a quarterly report to the relevant congressional committees on measures taken by the President, Surgeon General, and the Secretary to carry out this Act.

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