Summary: H.R.5145 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (05/25/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Assuring Quality Care for Veterans Act - Authorizes (current law requires) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse any full-time board-certified health professional (under current law, physician or dentist) appointed to the VA for continuing professional education expenses incurred, up to $1,600 per year (under current law, $1,000).

Directs that the expenses incurred be required to maintain licensure.

Prohibits reimbursement for the same expenses incurred for continuing professional education provided by a VA medical center.