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Short Titles as Introduced

VETS Act of 2015
Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/21/2015Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
06/05/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/21/2015Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/21/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Veterans' Affairs05/21/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health06/05/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/21/2015)

Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 or VETS Act of 2015

Allows a health care professional who is authorized to provide health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs and who is a licensed, nationally registered, or certified professional to practice at any location in any state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. commonwealth, territory, or possession, regardless of where the professional or patient is located, if the professional is using telemedicine to provide treatment. Allows such treatment regardless of whether such professional or patient is located in a facility owned by the federal government.