H.R. 2484: Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act

Introduced:
Jun 25, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jun 25, 2013
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Jun 25, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Ami Bera
Representative for California's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jun 25, 2013
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
S. 616 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 19, 2013

H.R. 4951 (Related)
Doctors Helping Heroes Act of 2014

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 2014

 
Full Title

To provide incentives to physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

18% 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]

Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (8D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


6/25/2013--Introduced.
Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 to make the J-1 visa waiver (Conrad state 30/medical services in underserved areas) program permanent.
Excludes from numerical immigration limitations alien physicians who have completed national interest waiver requirements by working in a health care shortage area (including alien physicians who completed such service before the date of enactment of this Act and any spouses or children of such alien physicians).
Sets forth specified employment protections and contract requirements for alien physicians working in underserved areas.
Increases the number of alien physicians that a state may be allocated from 30 to 35 per fiscal year in specified circumstances. Provides for additional increases or decreases based upon demand.
Provides up to three visa waivers per fiscal year per state for physicians in academic medical centers.
Permits dual intent for an alien coming to the United States to receive graduate medical education or training, or to take examinations required for graduate medical education or training.
Exempts H-1B nonimmigrant aliens seeking to enter the United States to pursue graduate medical education or training from specified entry limitations.

House Republican Conference Summary

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