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Date:12/14/2009

and private self-regulatory standards (e.g., licensure, scope of practice, accreditation). The Senate bill expressly directs its national commission to "identify barriers to improved coordination at the Federal, State, and local levels," but the House bill does not expressly address the need for harmonization.
  • The AAHC recommends the creation of a permanent, independent advisory committee or national commission that serves as a continuously available policy research and consultative resource. The Senate bill creates an independent national commission composed of members appointed by the Comptroller General, while the House bill only creates an advisory committee appointed by and reporting through the Secretary.
  • The legislative analysis can be downloaded from the AAHC website at: http://www.aahcdc.org/policy/AAHC_Health_Workforce_Bill_Analysis_12112009.pdf.

    The AAHC (www.aahcdc.org) is a national non-profit association dedicated to advancing the nation's health and well-being through leadership in health professions education, patient care, and research. For topical discussion of health-related news, see the AAHC blog, www.HealthPROSe.org.

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