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      house Committees
      House Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
    IntroducedApril 25th, 2013

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Title

VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act

Official Title

To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide the service records of veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an efficient, electronic format.

Summary

VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to make the service treatment records, personal records, unit records, and medical records (service records) of each member of the Armed Forces available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) in an electronic format. Provides post-discharge or release timelines for such availability. Requires each service record provided to include a DOD certification of the record's completeness. Deems such service record release a permitted disclosure under requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

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