H.R. 2037: Native American Psychiatric and Mental Health Care Improvement Act

Introduced:
May 16, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Kurt Schrader
Representative for Oregon's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 16, 2013
Length
11 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 16, 2013
Referred to Committee May 16, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

13% chance of getting past committee.
2% 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 establish a demonstration grant program to recruit, train, deploy, and professionally support psychiatric physicians in Indian health programs.

Summary

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (20D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Natural Resources

Indian and Alaska Native Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/16/2013--Introduced.
Native American Psychiatric and Mental Health Care Improvement Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award a five-year grant to one department of psychiatry in, or one non-profit entity affiliated with, an accredited medical school in this country to carry out a demonstration program to recruit, train, deploy, and professionally support psychiatric physicians who agree to provide primary and specialty health care services in Indian health programs for at least two years.
Requires the grantee to: (1) create a nationally-replicable workforce model that identifies and incorporates best practices for carrying out such activities, and (2) provide participating psychiatric physicians with up to one year of supplemental clinical and cultural competency training that enables them to provide primary and specialty health care services in Indian health programs.
Requires participating psychiatric physicians to: (1) be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the state to which they will be deployed; and (2) demonstrate a commitment, beyond the one year of training and two years of deployment, to a career as a specialty care or primary care physician providing mental health services in Indian health programs. Gives a preference to psychiatric physicians who are American Indians or Alaska Natives.
Directs the Secretary to make a repayment, under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program, of the educational loans of participating psychiatric physicians for each year of their deployment to an Indian health program.

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