ERIC Number: ED265804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-15
National Health Service Corps Amendments of 1985. Report to Accompany S. 1285. Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
A bill to amend provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is discussed. The bill extends the authorities for the NHSC field and scholarship programs. Provisions include: a new requirement that the maximum amount of NHSC scholarship not exceed $15,000 for the school year ending in fiscal year 1986, adjusted in subsequent years for tuition increases; greater flexibility in choosing the residency and clinical training programs that 1986 scholarship recipients participate in while deferring their service obligation; a clarification of the authority of the NHSC to maintain its Health Manpower Shortage Area Placement Opportunity List and to restrict obligees under the private practice option to serving in the listed high priority areas; special loans for corps members to enter private practice; a requirement to develop a plan for the recruitment, employment, and retention of personnel for the NHSC; and authorization to provide technical assistance to states in carrying out data collection and public information activities. In addition to the text of the bill and a section-by-section summary, attention is directed to: the need for the legislation, history of the bill, committee views, budget estimate, administration views, and regulatory impact statement. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.