Congress Passes Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06120762 (posted Dec. 7, 2006)"

On 12/6/06, the Senate passed the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 1285). Passed by House on 6/20/06, the bill extends for three years the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999, which provides for up to 500 foreign nurses to come to the U.S. annually on H-1C visas to work in medically underserved areas.

 
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