Include Doctors of Chiropractic in the National Health Service Corps
Written by Editor   
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:13 AM

Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS) introduced H.R.1378, National Health Service Corps Improvement Act, legislation that seeks to amend the Public Health Service Act to specifically provide for the participation of Doctors of Chiropractic in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship and loan repayment programs.  

This legislation will achieve a long-desired goal of the chiropractic profession – to be able to serve in the NHSC – remedying an unfair and arbitrary exclusion in federal law, whose correction is long overdue.  Doctors of Chiropractic should have an opportunity to participate in this program on a fair and competitive basis, along with other health provider types that have been designated as being eligible to be included in the existing NHSC scholarship and loan repayment programs.  

H.R. 1378 has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Act now and urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 1378 immediately!