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H.R.2037: Native American Psychiatric and Mental Health Care Improvement Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 23 (22 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 3, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Native American Psychiatric and Mental Health Care Improvement Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award a five-year grant to one department of psychiatry in, or one non-profit entity affiliated with, an accredited medical school in this country to carry out a demonstration program to recruit, train, deploy, and professionally support psychiatric physicians who agree to provide primary and specialty health care services in Indian health programs for at least two years.

Requires the grantee to: (1) create a nationally-replicable workforce model that identifies and incorporates best practices for carrying out such activities, and (2) provide participating psychiatric physicians with up to one year of supplemental clinical and cultural competency training that enables them to provide primary and specialty health care services in Indian health programs.

Requires participating psychiatric physicians to: (1) be licensed or eligible for licens...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
May 17, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 16, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
May 16, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce