To amend the Public Health Service Act
to attract and retain trained health care professionals and direct care
workers dedicated to providing quality care to the growing population
of older Americans.
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- Short: Caring for an Aging America Act of 2008 as introduced.
To amend the Public Health Service Act to attract and retain trained
health care professionals and direct care workers dedicated to
providing quality care to the growing population of older Americans. as introduced.
Caring for an Aging America Act of 2008 -
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health
and Human Services to:
(1) establish a Geriatric and Gerontology Loan Repayment Program to enter into contracts with physicians, physician
assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists,
psychologists, and social workers trained in geriatrics or gerontology
to pay educational loans in exchange for providing full-time clinical
practice and service to older adults; and
(2) establish the National Advisory Council on the Geriatric and Gerontology Loan Repayment Program.
the Secretary to ensure that individuals eligible for the nurse loan
repayment program include registered nurses who complete specialty
training in geriatrics or gerontology and who elect to provide nursing
services to older adults in home and long-term care settings.
the Secretary to award nursing education grants and enter into
contracts for programs that focus on specialty training in providing
long-term care services for nursing personnel who provide services in
home and long-term care settings.
Requires the Secretary to
establish a Health and Long-Term Care Workforce Advisory Panel to
conduct a research project to identify incentives for recruitment and
retention of clinicians and providers who agree to serve vulnerable
older adults in geriatric and long-term care settings.
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- Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick [D, MI-13]
- and 4 Co-Sponsors
- Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43]
- Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9]
- Rep. Ron Klein [D, FL-22]
- Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35]
This bill has no amendments.
Amendments to H.R.6337