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Department of Veterans Affairs Codification Act

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Department of Veterans Affairs Codification Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to codify and reorganize the provisions of law relating to the creation of the new Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
10/23/1990Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 101-932.
06/20/1990Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
10/23/1990Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 565.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/23/1990Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 101-932.
10/12/1990Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
10/12/1990Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
06/20/1990Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/20/1990Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs06/20/1990 Referred to
10/12/1990 Markup by
10/23/1990 Reported by H.Rept 101-932

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (10/23/1990)

Department of Veterans Affairs Codification Act - Revises provisions of Federal law which established the Department of Veterans Affairs as an executive department. Redesignates the Veterans Health Services and Research Administration as the Veterans Health Administration. Redesignates the Chief Medical Director as the Under Secretary for Health. Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a commission to recommend individuals to the President whenever a vacancy occurs in the position of the Under Secretary. Includes the Veterans' Canteen Service and the Board of Contract Appeals within the Department.

Redesignates the Chief Benefits Director of the Veterans Benefits Administration as the Under Secretary for Benefits Administration. Requires the Secretary to establish a commission to recommend individuals to the President whenever a vacancy occurs in the position of the Under Secretary.

Revises and codifies provisions relating to the authority and various duties of the Secretary. Authorizes the Secretary to prescribe all rules and regulations necessary or appropriate to carry out the laws administered by the Department. Provides for judicial review of such rules and regulations.

States that the Veterans Benefits Administration shall be responsible for the following programs: compensation and pension; vocational rehabilitation and educational assistance; veterans' home loan; veterans' and service members' life insurance programs; and outreach and other veterans' services programs.

Revises and reorganizes provisions relating to the organization and functions of the Veterans Health Administration. Directs the Under Secretary of the Administration to prescribe all regulations necessary for its administration. Provides specific experience criteria for several of the Assistant Under Secretaries appointed to the Administration.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish and conduct a comprehensive program to monitor and evaluate the quality of health care furnished by the Administration; and (2) delineate the responsibilities of the Under Secretary with respect to the quality-assurance program. Requires the Under Secretary to periodically evaluate the mortality and morbidity rates for surgical procedures performed by the Administration against prevailing national standards and to explain and report on any significant deviations.

Provides that a person may not serve as Chief of Staff of a Department health-care facility if the person is not serving on a full-time basis.

Makes technical and conforming amendments. Adds savings provisions.