To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study on the designation of surgical health professional shortage areas.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2016
Length: 5 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on April 15, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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27 Cosponsors (16 Republicans, 11 Democrats)
Apr 15, 2016
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Jun 15, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2906 (115th).
H.R. 4959 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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