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house Bill H.R. 6435

To authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed December 7th, 2016
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Health
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedDecember 5th, 2016

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Official Title

To authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) (Sec. 1) This bill authorizes the Director of a Veterans Integrated Service Network of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with an entity specializing in civilian accreditation or health care evaluation to investigate any medical center within the network to assess deficiencies of the facilities at such medical center. Before entering into any contract, the director shall notify the VA, the VA Inspector General, and the Government Accountability Office in order to coordinate any investigation pursuant to a contract with any ongoing investigations or accreditations.