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S. 2997 (116th): Title VII Health Care Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Dec 9, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2997

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 9, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Enzi, and Ms. McSally) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To revise and extend health workforce programs under title VII of the Public Health Service Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Title VII Health Care Workforce Act of 2019.

2.

Reauthorization of health professions workforce programs

Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 292 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 736 (42 U.S.C. 293), by striking subsection (i) and inserting the following:

(i)

Authorization of appropriations

To carry out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $23,711,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

;

(2)

in section 740 (42 U.S.C. 293d)—

(A)

in subsection (a), by striking $51,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2011 through 2014 and inserting $48,970,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024;

(B)

in subsection (b), by striking $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014 and inserting $1,190,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024;

(C)

in subsection (c), by striking $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2010 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2011 through 2014 and inserting $14,189,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024; and

(D)

in subsection (d), by striking Not Later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this part, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress and inserting: Not later than September 30, 2024, and every five years thereafter, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives,;

(3)

in section 747 (42 U.S.C. 293k)—

(A)

in subsection (a)(1)(G), by striking to plan, develop, and operate a demonstration program that provides training and inserting: to plan, develop, and operate a program that identifies or develops innovative models of providing care, and trains primary care physicians on such models and;

(B)

in subsection (b)(3)(E), by striking substance-related disorders and inserting substance use disorders; and

(C)

in subsection (c)(1), by striking $125,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014 and inserting $48,924,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024;

(4)

in section 748 (42 U.S.C. 293k–2)—

(A)

in subsection (c)(5), by striking substance-related disorders and inserting substance use disorders; and

(B)

in subsection (f), by striking $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2010 and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2015 and inserting $28,531,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024;

(5)

in section 749(d)(2) (42 U.S.C. 293l(d)(2)), by striking Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Commerce of the House of Representatives and inserting Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives;

(6)

in section 751(j)(1) (42 U.S.C. 294a(j)(1)), by striking $125,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014 and inserting $39,250,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024;

(7)

in section 754(b)(1)(A) (42 U.S.C. 294d(b)(1)(A)), by striking new and innovative and inserting innovative or evidence-based;

(8)

in section 755(b)(1)(A) (42 U.S.C. 294e(b)(1)(A)), by striking the elderly and inserting geriatric populations or for maternal and child health;

(9)

in section 761(e) (42 U.S.C. 294n(e))—

(A)

in paragraph (1)(A), by striking $7,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 and inserting $5,663,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024; and

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking subsection (a) and inserting paragraph (1);

(10)

in section 762 (42 U.S.C. 294o)—

(A)

in subsection (a)(1), by striking Committee on Labor and Human Resources and inserting Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions;

(B)

in subsection (b)—

(i)

in paragraph (2), by striking Health Care Financing Administration and inserting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;

(ii)

by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (6) as paragraphs (5) through (7), respectively; and

(iii)

by inserting after paragraph (3), the following:

(4)

the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration;

;

(C)

by striking subsections (i), (j), and (k) and inserting the following:

(i)

Reports

Not later than September 30, 2023, and not less than every 5 years thereafter, the Council shall submit to the Secretary, and to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, a report on the recommendations described in subsection (a).

; and

(D)

by redesignating subsection (l) as subsection (j);

(11)

in section 766(b)(1) (42 U.S.C. 295a(b)(1)), by striking that plans and all that follows through the period and inserting that plans, develops, operates, and evaluates projects to improve preventive medicine, health promotion and disease prevention, or access to and quality of health care services in rural or medically underserved communities.; and

(12)

in section 770(a) (42 U.S.C. 295e(a)), by striking $43,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2012 through 2015 and inserting $17,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024.