S.2433 - Rural Veterans Care Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Salazar, Ken [D-CO] (Introduced 03/16/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/11/2006 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2433 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/16/2006)
Rural Veterans Care Act of 2006 - Establishes the Assistant Secretary for Rural Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs to: (1) formulate and implement all Department policies and procedures that affect veterans living in rural areas; (2) carry out demonstration projects to examine alternatives for expanding veterans' care in rural areas; (3) reevaluate, and revise as necessary, Department guidance and procedures related to the use of fee basis care nationwide; and (4) establish and operate at least one and up to five centers of excellence for rural health research, education, and clinical activities.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a pilot program for improving the access of veterans who reside in highly rural or geographically remote areas to certain health care services.