H.R.1729 - VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 04/25/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||05/06/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1729 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/25/2013)
VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act - Directs the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to make the service treatment records, personal records, unit records, and medical records (service records) of each member of the Armed Forces available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) in an electronic format. Provides post-discharge or release timelines for such availability. Requires each service record provided to include a DOD certification of the record's completeness.
Deems such service record release a permitted disclosure under requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.