H. R. 3767
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 13, 2017
Mr. Long (for himself, Mr. Courtney, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Cook, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Hastings, and Mr. Carson of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017.
Participation of pediatric subspecialties in National Health Service Corps
Primary health services definition
Section 331(a)(3)(D) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254d(a)(3)(D)) is amended by inserting
(and pediatric subspecialties and special qualifications in pediatrics) after
Behavioral and mental health professionals definition
Section 331(a)(3)(E)(i) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254d(a)(3)(E)(i)) is amended by inserting
(including pediatric subspecialists thereof) after
Health professional shortage areas
Section 332(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254e(a)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)(B), by inserting
(including such a population group of children and adolescents) after
in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting
pediatric subspecialty medical residency or fellowship training site, after
Loan repayment program
Subparagraph (B) of section 338B(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254l–1(b)(1)) is amended by inserting
(including a pediatric subspecialty residency or fellowship training program) before the semicolon.