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FAH Applauds Congressional Action on Vital Nursing Bill

October 28, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team

Category: Rural, Statement

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn released a statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 728), including legislation reauthorizing the incentive program for nurses to practice in underserved areas.

“For patient care in rural and underserved communities, it is often a struggle for hospitals to attract and retain nurses. The legislation passed tonight by the House helps solve this problem. It ensures nurses in any hospital in a critical shortage area are eligible for a vital loan repayment program. I look forward to the Senate joining the House and acting on this bill soon so patients everywhere receive the kind of nursing care they expect and deserve.”