H.R.4156 - To improve access to physicians in medically underserved areas.108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: H.R.4156 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Introduced in House (04/02/2004)
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 to reauthorize for a period of five years the "Conrad State 30" program, which annually allows each State to request up to 30 waivers of the home residency requirement applicable to J-1 foreign medical graduates for medical service by those graduates in health professional shortage areas.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow State departments of public health to designate health professional shortage areas for purposes of the Conrad State 30 program (currently designated only by the Secretary of Health and Human Services).
Exempts Conrad State 30 physicians from the numerical limitation on H-1B visas.