H.R.1319 - Ask Veterans Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/17/2015 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1319 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/04/2015)
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Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with an experienced non-government entity to conduct an annual survey, over a five-year period, to determine the experiences of veterans in obtaining hospital care and medical services at each VA medical facility.
Requires those surveys to include questions relating to:
- a veteran's ability to obtain hospital care and medical services at the facility in a timely manner,
- the time between the date the veteran requests an appointment and the date the appointment is scheduled,
- the frequency with which scheduled appointments are cancelled, and
- the quality of hospital care or medical services received.
Directs the Secretary to make the results of the surveys publicly available on the VA's Internet website.