Legislative Authorities

Bureau of Primary Health Care

  • Health Centers
  • Federal Tort Claims Act
  • Free Clinics Medical Malpractice
  • Hansen's disease 
  • And other programs that support the delivery of primary health care

Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service

  • National Health Service Corps
  • Nursing scholarship, loan and loan repayment programs
  • Faculty loan repayment
  • Minority faculty fellowship

Bureau of Health Professions

  • Health professions training programs
  • Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education
  • Health professions loan programs and scholarships for disadvantaged students
  • Workforce information and analysis
  • National Practitioner/Healthcare Integrity and Protection data banks
  • And other programs that support the development of the health professions workforce


  • HIV emergency assistance, comprehensive care, and early intervention
  • Coordinated services and access to research for women, infants, children and youth
  • AIDS Special Projects of National Significance
  • And other programs that support care for people living with HIV/AIDS

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

  • Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
  • Healthy Start
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Sickle Cell demonstration
  • And other programs that improve the health of mothers, children and families

Office of Rural Health Policy

  • Rural outreach/network development
  • Rural Hospital Flexibility
  • Public access defibrillation
  • Radiation Exposure Screening and Education
  • Black Lung
  • Telehealth programs
  • And other programs that improve rural health

Healthcare Systems Bureau

  • 340B Drug Pricing
  • Organ donation and transplantation programs
  • Cord blood and bone marrow donation and transplantation programs
  • Poison Control
  • Vaccine Injury and Countermeasures Injury compensation programs
  • Health Care and Other Facilities
  • And other programs that improve the health care system

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2016