December 9, 2020
The AHA urge Congressional leaders to support the bipartisan Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 6788/S.3599), and include it in forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.
Specifically, the bill would expedite the visa authorization process for highly-trained nurses who could support hospitals facing staffing shortages, ensuring hospitals are better positioned to provide patient care. In addition, it would provide protections to U.S.-trained, international physicians who are vitally important to patient care in their communities, but whose visa status puts them at heightened risk should they get sick.