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Text of the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on March 19, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 19, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 602

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 19, 2013

(for himself andMr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013 .

2.

National health service corps; participation of physical therapists in loan repayment program

(a)

Mission of Corps; Definition of Primary Health Services

Section 331(a)(3)(D) of the Public Health Service Act( 42 U.S.C. 254d(a)(3)(D) )is amended by strikingor mental health,and insertingmental health, or physical therapy,.

(b)

Loan Repayment Program

Section 338B of thePublic Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254l–1)is amended—

(1)

insubsection (a)(1), by strikingand physician assistants;and insertingphysician assistants, and physical therapists;; and

(2)

insubsection (b)(1)

(A)

insubparagraph (A), by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following:, or have a doctoral or master’s degree in physical therapy;

(B)

insubparagraph (B), by insertingphysical therapy,aftermental health,; and

(C)

insubparagraph (C)(ii), by insertingphysical therapy,afterdentistry,.