Summary: S.1444 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/26/1987)

Veterans' Administration Assistant Inspector General for Health Care Quality Assurance Review Act of 1987 - Establishes in the Veterans Administration's (VA) Office of the Inspector General the position of Assistant Inspector General for Health Care Quality Assurance Review (the Assistant Inspector). Requires the Assistant Inspector to be a qualified doctor of medicine appointed by the Inspector General of the VA. Outlines various duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Inspector, all of which relate to the monitoring, review, and appropriate investigations of incidents involving quality assurance of health care service to veterans and its related functions within the VA's Department of Medicine and Surgery (the Department).

Directs the Inspector General of the VA, not later than February 1 annually, to submit to the Administrator of Veterans Affairs and the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees a report containing: (1) a discussion of the activities, conclusions, and recommendations of the Assistant Inspector concerning corrective action required in the Department relating to the quality of health care provided veterans in such Department; and (2) a discussion of the activities undertaken by the Assistant Inspector to monitor the activities of the Medical Inspector of the VA during the preceding fiscal year, and the Assistant Inspector's findings, conclusions, assessment, and recommendations based on such monitoring of the Medical Inspector, including any possible remedial and disciplinary actions.