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H.R. 3767 (115th): Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 13, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3767

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 13, 2017

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act of 2017.

2.

Participation of pediatric subspecialties in National Health Service Corps

(a)

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 pediatrics.

(b)

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 psychiatrists.

(c)

Health professional shortage areas

Section 332(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254e(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)(B), by inserting (including such a population group of children and adolescents) after shortage; and

(2)

in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting pediatric subspecialty medical residency or fellowship training site, after health department,.

(d)

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.