S.996 - Veterans Road to Health Care Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burns, Conrad R. [R-MT] (Introduced 05/11/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/11/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.996 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Veterans Road to Health Care Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay the travel expenses of a veteran whose travel is in connection with treatment or care for a non-service-connected disability at a non-Department of Veterans Affairs facility if the treatment or care: (1) is provided upon the recommendation of Department medical personnel; and (2) is not available at the Department facility at which the recommendation is made.
Introduced in Senate (05/11/2005)
Requires the Secretary, in calculating travel expenses under the Veterans Beneficiary Travel Program, to utilize the current Federal mileage reimbursement rates for the use on official business of privately owned vehicles.