H.R. 3200/Division C/Title II/Subtitle D/Part 4

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==PART 4 — Health Workforce Assessment==

Sec. 2271. Health Workforce Assessment.[edit]

(a) In General.—
Section 761 (42 U.S.C. 294n) is amended—
(1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (e); and
(2) by striking subsections (a) and (b) and inserting the following:


“(a) In general.—The Secretary shall, based upon the classifications and standardized methodologies and procedures developed by the Advisory Committee on Health Workforce Evaluation and Assessment under section 764(b)—
“(1) collect data on the health workforce (as defined in section 764(i)), disaggregated by field, discipline, and specialty, with respect to—
“(A) the supply (including retention) of health professionals relative to the demand for such professionals;
“(B) the diversity of health professionals (including with respect to race, ethnic background, and gender); and
“(C) the geographic distribution of health professionals; and
“(2) collect such data on individuals participating in the programs authorized by subtitles A, B, and C and part 1 of subtitle D of title II of division C of the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.
“(b) Grants and contracts for health workforce analysis.—
“(1) In general.—The Secretary may award grants or contracts to eligible entities to carry out subsection (a).
“(2) Eligibility.—To be eligible for a grant or contract under this subsection, an entity shall be—
“(A) an accredited health professions school or program;
“(B) an academic health center;
“(C) a State, local, or tribal government;
“(D) a public or private entity; or
“(E) a consortium of 2 or more entities described in subparagraphs (A) through (D).
“(c) Collaboration and data sharing.—The Secretary shall collaborate with Federal departments and agencies, health professions organizations (including health professions education organizations), and professional medical societies for the purpose of carrying out subsection (a).
“(d) Report.—The Secretary shall submit to the Congress an annual report on the data collected under subsection (a).”.


(b) Period Before Completion of National Strategy.—
Pending completion of the classifications and standardized methodologies and procedures developed by the Advisory Committee on Health Workforce Evaluation and Assessment under section 764(b) of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 2261, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration and in consultation with such Advisory Committee, may make a judgment about the classifications, methodologies, and procedures to be used for collection of data under section 761(a) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by this section.