S.1689 - Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 10/12/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||10/12/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.|
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Summary: S.1689 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/12/2011)
Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement, by February 1, 2012, a centralized and comprehensive policy on reporting and tracking sexual assaults and other safety incidents at each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including: (1) risk-assessment tools; (2) mandatory security training; (3) physical security precautions (surveillance camera systems and panic alarm systems); (4) criteria and guidance for employees communicating and reporting incidents to specified supervisory personnel, VA law enforcement officials, and the Office of Inspector General; (4) an oversight system within the Veterans Health Administration; (5) procedures for VA law enforcement officials investigating, tracking, and closing reported incidents; and (6) clinical guidance for treating sexual assaults reported over 72 hours after assault.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) submit an annual report to Congress on such incidents and policy implementation, and (2) prescribe applicable regulations.
Repeals required annual reports concerning registered nurse staffing at VA health care facilities.