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US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
TITLE V--HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE
Subtitle C--Increasing the Supply of the Health Care Workforce

"(2) other factors, as the Secretary determines appropriate. (7701)

"(e) Authorization of Appropriations- For the purposes of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000 for the fiscal year 2010 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2011 through 2014.". (7702)

SEC. 5209. ELIMINATION OF CAP ON COMMISSIONED CORPS. (7703)(Text)

Section 202 of the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102-394) is amended by striking "not to exceed 2,800". (7704)

SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS. (7705)(Text)

Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows: (7706)

SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS. (7707)

"(a) Establishment- (7708)

"(1) IN GENERAL- There shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency. (7709)

"(2) REQUIREMENT- All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended. (7710)

"(3) APPOINTMENT- Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. (7711)

"(4) ACTIVE DUTY- Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training. (7712)

"(5) WARRANT OFFICERS- Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service. (7713)

"(b) Assimilating Reserve Corp Officers Into the Regular Corps- Effective on the date of enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps. (7714)

"(c) Purpose and Use of Ready Research- (7715)

"(1) PURPOSE- The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service"s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions. (7716)

"(2) USES- The Ready Reserve Corps shall-- (7717)

"(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps; (7718)

"(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel; (7719)

"(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and (7720)

"(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 799B) to improve access to health services. (7721)

"(d) Funding- For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for recruitment and training and $12,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for the Ready Reserve Corps.". (7722)

Subtitle D--Enhancing Health Care Workforce Education and Training (7723)(Text)

SEC. 5301. TRAINING IN FAMILY MEDICINE, GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, GENERAL PEDIATRICS, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTSHIP. (7724)(Text)

Part C of title VII (42 U.S.C. 293k et seq.) is amended by striking section 747 and inserting the following: (7725)

SEC. 747. PRIMARY CARE TRAINING AND ENHANCEMENT. (7726)

"(a) Support and Development of Primary Care Training Programs- (7727)

"(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may make grants to, or enter into contracts with, an accredited public or nonprofit private hospital, school of medicine or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training program, or a public or private nonprofit entity which the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grant or contract-- (7728)

"(A) to plan, develop, operate, or participate in an accredited professional training program, including an accredited residency or internship program in the field of family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics for medical students, interns, residents, or practicing physicians as defined by the Secretary; (7729)

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