H.R.2206 - Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.R.2206 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (05/09/2005)
Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to improve public health preparedness through increasing the number of veterinarians in the workforce. Defines "eligible entities" as accredited public or nonprofit schools of veterinary medicine, departments of comparative medicine, departments of veterinary science, schools of public health, or schools of medicine that offer training for veterinarians in a public health practice area.
Requires the Secretary to give preference to applicants that demonstrate a comprehensive approach by involving more than one eligible entity.
Allows grantees to use funds to: (1) pay the costs associated with construction, the acquisition of equipment, and other capital costs relating to the expansion of existing schools or departments; and (2) pay the capital costs associated with the expansion of academic programs that offer postgraduate training for veterinarians or concurrent training for veterinary students in specific areas of specialization