Summary: H.R.4062 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4062. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/07/2009)

Veterans' Health and Radiation Safety Act - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to to report annually to Congress on the low-volume (treating 100 patients or fewer) programs at each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Directs the Secretary to ensure that all employees at a VA hospital where radioactive isotopes are used in the administration of medical services receive appropriate training on what constitutes a medical event and when and to whom a medical event should be reported. Prohibits such isotopes from being used at a VA hospital where such training is not provided.

Requires the Secretary to carry out specified evaluations and peer reviews of all medical services provided under contract with a non-government entity.