Expansion of HHS J-1 Waiver for Clinical Care Physicians

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently expanded the scope of its waiver of the two-year home residency requirement

The former waiver was available only to physicians working at Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (CHC), as designated by the government. The expanded waiver allows any facility, such as a hospital or private practice, to apply for an HHS waiver as long as the facility has an HSPA score of at least 7 and the physician will provide primary care treatment. 

Information about the waiver is available at https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/oga/about-oga/what-we-do/visitor-exchange-program/supplementary-b-clinical-care.html .