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.
On 12/20/06, the President signed into law (P.L. 109-423).