Summary: H.R.798 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/02/1995)

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in order to provide information for the detection of patterns of illnesses among military personnel and veterans, to maintain a database of the medical histories, service histories, and relevant personal information of military personnel deployed for any operational mission (beginning with the operation in Somalia in 1992-1993) and their spouses and children. Requires permission of the individual before inclusion in the database of information concerning such individual. Requires confidentiality of individual identities represented in the database. Directs the Secretary to maintain a toll-free telephone number to allow military personnel and veterans to report information for inclusion in the database. Allows the Secretary to make database information available to accredited institutions of higher education and other appropriate institutions for medical studies and related research. Directs the Secretary to report annually to appropriate congressional committees on the operation of the database and the toll-free telephone number.