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Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013

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3/19/2013--Introduced. Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to include physical therapy within the definition of "primary health services" for purposes of the National Health Service Corps...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-15]

Cosponsors (129)

  • Rep. Ron Barber [D, AZ-2]
  • Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA-11]
  • Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12]
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty [D, OH-3]
  • Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1]
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Sponsor: Rep John Shimkus (R-IL)

Summary:

  • Would amend the Public Health Service Act to include physical therapy within the definition of "primary health services" for purposes of the National Health Service Corps. Physical therapists would be eligible for repayment of their educational loans in order to ensure an adequate supply of physical therapists.
 

Status:

3/19/13 – Introduced and referred to the Energy and Commerce Cmte.

3/22/13 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.