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

Jan 04, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Gene Green
Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district
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H.R. 664 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 11, 2011


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Introduced Jan 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2013
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3% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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

House Energy and Commerce


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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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