H.R.623 - Medical Laboratory Personnel Shortage Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: H.R.623 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Medical Laboratory Personnel Shortage Act of 2003 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), through scholarships and loans for health professional training that may be modeled after the National Health Service Corps' scholarship and loan repayment programs, to alleviate the shortage of medical laboratory personnel where needed. Allows schools of allied health, as well as health care institution-based programs training medical laboratory personnel, to receive such awards.
Introduced in House (02/05/2003)
Requires the Secretary to give preference, in making awards of grants and contracts to increase the number of individuals trained in allied health professions, to entities with programs training medical laboratory personnel. Directs the Secretary to develop and issue public service announcements advertising medical laboratory personnel careers and encouraging individuals to enter the medical laboratory field.
Directs the Secretary to make grants for training to increase the number of cytotechnologists available for screening women for cervical cancer.