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H.R. 949 (117th): Expanding Teaching Health Centers Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 949

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2021

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 additional funding for teaching health centers graduate medical education.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Expanding Teaching Health Centers Act of 2021.

2.

Teaching health centers graduate medical education

Section 340H of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256h) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(k)

Additional funds

(1)

Authorization and appropriation

There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, from funds not otherwise appropriated, $123,100,000 for fiscal year 2021, $76,800,000 for fiscal year 2022, and $108,800,000 for fiscal year 2023, to carry out paragraph (2), to remain available until expended.

(2)

Use of funds

The amounts made available by paragraph (1) shall be available for the following purposes—

(A)

for making payments to qualified teaching health centers under this section based on a per resident amount of not less than $160,000 per resident per year;

(B)

for making payments to new approved graduate medical residency training programs, provided that the number of full-time equivalent residents for which a qualified teaching health center receives payments pursuant to subsection (a)(1)(C) for a fiscal year shall not exceed by more than 6 the number of full-time equivalent residents for which the center received such payments for the preceding fiscal year;

(C)

for making payments associated with the addition of residents at approved graduate medical residency programs;

(D)

for making payments to approved graduate medical residency training programs pursuant to subsection (g)(1) of section 340H of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256h), for the number of residents at a program at a number that is no lower than the highest number of residents in that program for the period of fiscal years 2016 through 2018;

(E)

for making payments pursuant to section 5508(a) of Public Law 111–148 (42 U.S.C. 293l–1), for teaching health center development grants to new approved graduate medical residency programs; and

(F)

for making grants to qualified teaching health centers to support the improvement, renovation, or modernization of infrastructure at such centers.

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