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H.R. 1133: 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.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 18, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1133

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 18, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Obernolte, Mr. Castro of Texas, and Mr. Taylor) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

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.

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 job as health care practitioner

For purposes of subparagraph (B)(i), 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 by State law from being employed directly by such hospital or other health care facility.

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