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  • Washington Highlights

    Health Subcommittee Approves Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act


    Andrea Price-Carter, Director, Health Equity Advocacy and Government Relations
    For Media Inquiries

    The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a March 12 markup of 19 bills, many of which are bipartisan and bicameral, to improve the health of patients, caregivers, and health care providers. During the markup, the AAMC-endorsed Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act (H.R. 7153), was adopted and favorably reported to the full Energy and Commerce Committee by a roll call vote of 25-0. 

    The bill would reauthorize programs under the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Act (P.L. 117-105) for another five years, from fiscal years 2025 through 2029. These programs include grants administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration to help health care organizations and professional associations implement strategies to reduce burnout, provide mental and behavioral health treatment, and supply grants to health professional schools or other institutions to implement strategies to prevent suicide, burnout, mental health conditions. 

    The AAMC also joined 58 other organizations in a Feb. 13 letter in support of the bill [refer to Washington Highlights, Feb. 16].