H.R.4898 - Access to Veteran-Centered Community Care Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] (Introduced 06/18/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/27/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4898 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/18/2014)
Access to Veteran-Centered Community Care Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) determine that a VA facility is not capable of furnishing the care or services required if a veteran has been waiting for 14 days or longer for an appointment to receive hospital care or medical services, including primary care, in such a facility; and (2) ensure that such care or services are provided to such a veteran at a non-VA facility under contract with the VA.
Requires: (1) any referral of a veteran who, in the course of receiving hospital care or medical services in a non-VA facility, is referred to another non-VA facility for specialty care, to be submitted to the Secretary; and (2) the Secretary, if he or she does not reject such referral during the 72-hour period following its submittal, to ensure that such specialty care is provided to the veteran at a non-VA facility under contract with the VA.