S.2383 - A bill to require a pilot program on the mobile provision of care and services for veterans in rural areas by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 11/16/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/16/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
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Summary: S.2383 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/16/2007)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of providing care and a variety of services (including counseling) to veterans residing in rural areas through a mobile system that transports Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical and benefits personnel, as well as equipment and other materials, to the areas designated for the program.
Requires a mobile system to visit each designated area at least once each 45 days and remain present during each visit for at least 48 hours.
Sets forth coordination requirements concerning identification of veterans who are not enrolled in, or otherwise being cared for by, the VA health care system, county and local veterans service offices, and use of community-based VA outpatient clinics.