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house Bill H.R. 2999

Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2010

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • The house Passed September 30th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJune 23rd, 2009

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Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2010

Official Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of veterinarians trained in veterinary public health.


Veterinary Public Health Amendments Act of 2010 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise a public health workforce grant program designed to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce to include a health professions school or program of veterinary public health. Defines "veterinary public health" to include veterinarians engaged in one or more of the following areas to the extent such areas have an impact on human health: biodefense and emergency preparedness; emerging and reemerging infection diseases; environmental health; ecosystem health pre- and post-harvest food protection; regulatory medicine; diagnostic laboratory medicine; veterinary pathology; biomedical research; the practice of food animal medicine in rural areas; and government practice. Expands the public health workforce loan repayment program to make such veterinarians eligible for the program.

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