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Passed House amended (05/21/2002)

Veterans' Major Medical Facilities Construction Act of 2002 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out specified major medical facility projects in California, Ohio, Alaska, Connecticut, and Florida, in specified amounts.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a lease for a satellite outpatient clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a specified amount.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 2003 for the Construction, Major Projects, account and the Medical Care account.

Increases from $4 million to $6 million the major medical facility project threshold.

Directs the Secretary, in selecting medical facilities for projects other than major medical facility projects, to the extent practicable, to select projects to improve, replace, renovate, or update facilities to achieve one or more specified purposes, including improvements in: (1) seismic protection related to patient safety; (2) fire safety; (3) utility systems and ancillary patient care facilities; (4) accommodation for person with disabilities; and (5) patient care facilities to specialized programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.