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Introduced in Senate (04/17/2002)

Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Medical Care Act of 2002 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, during and immediately following a disaster or emergency declared by the President or in which the National Disaster Medical System is activated, to furnish hospital care and medical services to individuals responding to, involved in, or otherwise affected by such disaster or emergency. Authorizes the Secretary, during such period, to: (1) furnish care and services to veterans without regard to their enrollment in the Department of Veterans Affairs annual patient enrollment system; and (2) give a higher priority to the care of individuals involved in or affected by the disaster or emergency over all other eligible groups except service-connected disabled veterans and active-duty military personnel responding to or involved in such disaster or emergency.

Authorizes the Secretary, during and immediately following such a disaster or emergency, to furnish hospital care and medical services to active-duty military personnel responding to or involved in such disaster or emergency. Provides a priority for such personnel over all other eligible groups except service-connected disabled veterans.