Summary: H.R.2667 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/27/2001)

Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Health Resources Access Improvement Act of 2001 - Urges the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to commit their departments to exploring new ways for significantly improving health resources sharing and to building supportive organizational cultures.

Directs such Secretaries to: (1) conduct a demonstration project at five qualifying sites to identify advantages of providing integrated management of military treatment facilities and veterans' health care facilities in the same geographic area; and (2) provide for a unified management system for such facilities at each site. Authorizes each Secretary to waive administrative regulations or policies to implement the demonstration project. Terminates the project on September 30, 2006.

Directs the Secretaries to: (1) submit to the appropriate congressional committees a prospectus for construction of a new joint medical facility for their departments; (2) enter into a joint contract for an independent, comprehensive review to identify opportunities for joint funding for an integrated graduate medical education program; and (3) develop and implement a common affiliation agreement or contract for graduate medical education purposes at project locations.

Requires (current law authorizes) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to share health care resources with the Secretaries of the military departments.

Repeals current Department of Veterans Affairs hospital bed limits.