H.R.3580 - To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a continuing medical education program for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and family members of veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, and for other purposes.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] (Introduced 09/18/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/18/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3580 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/18/2015)
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a continuing medical education program for non-VA medical professionals, with the goal of: (1) increasing knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members, and (2) improving outreach to veterans and family members.
The program must include education on: (1) dealing with patients who are veterans or family members; (2) identifying and treating common mental and physical conditions of veterans and family members; (3) programs and benefits available to veterans and family members through the VA, the Department of Labor, and other federal agencies and non-federal organizations; and (4) the VA health care system.
The VA shall: (1) carry out such program for five years on a VA website at no cost to participating non-VA medical professionals, and (2) ensure that the program is accredited in as many states as practicable.