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S. 2890 (117th): Provider Training in Palliative Care Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 29, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2890

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 29, 2021

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

A BILL

To allow participants in the National Health Service Corps to defer their obligated service in order to receive training in palliative care services.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Provider Training in Palliative Care Act.

2.

Deferral of obligated services for training in palliative care

Section 331 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254d) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsection (j) as subsection (k); and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (i) the following:

(j)

In carrying out subpart III, the Secretary may issue deferrals of the period of obligated service to individuals who have entered into a contract for obligated service under the Scholarship Program or the Loan Repayment Program and who apply for such a deferral in order to receive training in palliative care. The Secretary may grant such a deferral to such an individual for a period of up to 1 year.

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