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senate Bill S. 1319

Community Care Core Competency Act of 2017

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJune 8th, 2017

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Title

Community Care Core Competency Act of 2017

Official Title

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a continuing medical education program for non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who treat veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans, and for other purposes.

Summary

Community Care Core Competency Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a program to furnish continuing medical education material to non-VA medical professionals, with the goal of: (1) increasing knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans, and (2) improving outreach to veterans and family members. The program must include education on: (1) dealing with patients who are veterans or family members; (2) identifying and treating common mental and physical conditions of veterans and family members; and (3) the VA health care system. The VA shall: (1) carry out such program for five years on a VA website at no cost to participating non-VA medical professionals, and (2) ensure that the program is accredited in as many states as practicable.