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S. 3746: Stopping Doctor Shortages Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2020 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3746

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 14, 2020

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

A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include certain employment as a health care practitioner as eligible for public service loan forgiveness, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stopping Doctor Shortages Act.

2.

Amendments to terms and conditions of public service loan forgiveness

Section 455(m)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(C)

Full-time professionals engaged in health care practitioner occupations

The term full-time professionals engaged in health care practitioner occupations includes an individual who—

(i)

has a full-time job as a health care practitioner;

(ii)

provides medical services in such full-time job at a nonprofit hospital or public hospital or other nonprofit or public health care facility; and

(iii)

is prohibited from being employed directly by such hospital or other health care facility by State law.

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