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S. 3685 - Nursing Where It's Needed Act

Sponsor: Todd Young (R)
Introduced: 2018-11-29
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3685


    To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to permit nurses to practice in health care facilities with critical shortages of nurses through programs for loan repayment and scholarships for nurses.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 29, 2018

    Mr. Young (for himself and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to permit nurses to practice in health care facilities with critical shortages of nurses through programs for loan repayment and scholarships for nurses.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Nursing Where It's Needed Act” or the “Nurse WIN Act”.

SEC. 2. Sunsetting the prohibition on assignment of nurses to certain health care facilities with critical shortages of nurses.

Section 846(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 297n(a)) is amended by striking the last sentence.


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