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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

21st Century Veterans Equitable Treatment Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a more equitable geographic allocation of funds appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care.

Actions Overview (1)

02/25/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/12/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
02/25/2003Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/25/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs02/25/2003 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health03/12/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/25/2003)

21st Century Veterans Equitable Treatment Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to: (1) establish a maximum specialist referral period (the period between a veteran's referral to a specialty clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs by a Department primary care physician and the actual appointment with a specialist); and (2) provide appropriate transportation to such appointments for qualified veterans.

Requires the Secretary, in any case in which such period is exceeded or in which transportation was not so provided, to promptly provide for such care or transportation from a private source and to reimburse such source at an appropriate rate. Requires expedited reimbursement procedures.

Directs the Secretary to include within standards of performance used for measuring Department medical care administration a standard of assessing improvements in appointment waiting times.