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Short Titles as Enacted

Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (6)

Date
12/16/2016Became Public Law No: 114-286. (TXT | PDF)
12/16/2016Signed by President.
12/15/2016Presented to President.
12/10/2016Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S7128-7131)
12/06/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7242-7243)
01/08/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber
12/16/2016Became Public Law No: 114-286. (TXT | PDF)
12/16/2016Signed by President.
12/15/2016HousePresented to President.
12/12/2016SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/10/2016SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S7128-7131)
12/07/2016SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
12/06/2016-3:33pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/06/2016-3:33pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7242-7243)
12/06/2016-3:15pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4352.
12/06/2016-3:15pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7242-7245)
12/06/2016-3:15pmHouseMr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
01/12/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/08/2016HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/08/2016HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (228)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]* 01/08/2016
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 02/01/2016
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 02/03/2016
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 02/10/2016
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 02/10/2016
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large] 02/10/2016
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 02/10/2016
Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large] 02/12/2016
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 02/12/2016
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 02/12/2016
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 02/12/2016
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 02/23/2016
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 02/23/2016
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 02/23/2016
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 02/23/2016
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 02/23/2016
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 02/23/2016
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 02/23/2016
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 02/23/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 02/23/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 02/23/2016
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 02/23/2016
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 02/24/2016
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 02/24/2016
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 02/24/2016
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 02/24/2016
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 02/24/2016
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 02/24/2016
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 02/24/2016
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 02/24/2016
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 02/24/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 02/24/2016
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 02/24/2016
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 02/25/2016
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 02/25/2016
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 03/01/2016
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 03/01/2016
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 03/01/2016
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 03/01/2016
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 03/03/2016
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 03/03/2016
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 03/03/2016
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 03/07/2016
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 03/07/2016
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 03/15/2016
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 03/15/2016
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 03/16/2016
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 03/17/2016
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 03/21/2016
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 03/22/2016
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 04/12/2016
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 04/13/2016
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 04/15/2016
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 04/15/2016
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 04/19/2016
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 04/27/2016
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 04/27/2016
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 05/10/2016
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 05/24/2016
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 05/24/2016
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8] 05/24/2016
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 05/26/2016
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 05/26/2016
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 05/26/2016
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 05/26/2016
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 05/26/2016
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 05/26/2016
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44] 05/26/2016
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/26/2016
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 05/26/2016
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 05/26/2016
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 05/26/2016
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 05/26/2016
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 05/26/2016
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 05/26/2016
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 05/26/2016
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 05/26/2016
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 05/26/2016
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 05/26/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large] 05/26/2016
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 05/26/2016
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 05/26/2016
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 05/26/2016
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 05/26/2016
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 05/26/2016
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 05/26/2016
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 05/26/2016
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 05/26/2016
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/26/2016
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 05/26/2016
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 05/26/2016
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 05/26/2016
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 05/26/2016
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 06/03/2016
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 06/03/2016
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 06/03/2016
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 06/03/2016
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 06/03/2016
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 06/03/2016
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 06/03/2016
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 06/03/2016
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 06/03/2016
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 06/03/2016
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 06/03/2016
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 06/03/2016
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 06/03/2016
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 06/03/2016
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 06/03/2016
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 06/03/2016
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 06/03/2016
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 06/03/2016
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 06/03/2016
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 06/03/2016
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 06/03/2016
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 06/03/2016
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 06/03/2016
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 06/03/2016
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 06/03/2016
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 06/03/2016
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 06/03/2016
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 06/03/2016
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 06/03/2016
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 06/03/2016
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 06/03/2016
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 06/03/2016
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 06/03/2016
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 06/03/2016
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1] 06/03/2016
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 06/03/2016
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 06/03/2016
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 06/03/2016
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 06/03/2016
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 06/03/2016
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 06/03/2016
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 06/03/2016
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 06/03/2016
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 06/03/2016
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 06/03/2016
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 06/03/2016
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 06/03/2016
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 06/03/2016
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 06/07/2016
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 06/07/2016
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 06/07/2016
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 06/08/2016
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 06/08/2016
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 06/08/2016
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 06/10/2016
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 06/10/2016
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/10/2016
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 06/10/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 06/10/2016
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 06/13/2016
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 06/14/2016
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 06/22/2016
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 07/07/2016
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 07/07/2016
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 09/13/2016
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 09/28/2016

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs01/08/2016 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health01/12/2016 Referred to

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-286 (12/16/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on December 6, 2016. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to begin an 18-month pilot program in at least three Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) under which veterans use an Internet website or mobile application to schedule and confirm appointments at VA medical facilities.The program's duration may be extended and the number of VISNs may be increased if the VA determines that the program is reducing the wait times of veterans seeking medical care and ensuring that more available appointment times are filled.

The VA shall seek to enter into a contract using competitive procedures with one or more contractors to provide the scheduling capability. The VA's request for proposals shall be open to any contractor that has an existing commercially available, off-the-shelf online patient self-scheduling system that includes the capabilities to:

  • schedule, modify, and cancel appointments for primary care, specialty care, and mental health;
  • support appointments for the provision of health care regardless of whether such care is provided in person or through telehealth services;
  • view appointment availability in real time;
  • make available, in real time, appointments that were previously filled but later cancelled by other patients;
  • provide prompts or reminders to veterans to schedule follow-up appointments;
  • be used 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; and
  • integrate with the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture of the VA.

The VA shall seek to enter into an agreement with an appropriate non-governmental, not-for-profit entity with expertise in health information technology to independently validate and verify that the system used in the program and any other patient self-scheduling appointment system developed or used by the VA includes such capabilities. The bill sets deadlines for the validation and verification of such systems. The Government Accountability Office shall evaluate and report to specified congressional committees on each validation and verification conducted. By December 31, 2017, the VA shall certify to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs that such systems include such capabilities.

If the VA develops or begins using a new patient self-scheduling appointment system that is not covered by such certification, it shall: (1) certify that such new system includes such capabilities by 30 days after it makes the determination to replace the previous system, or (2) replace any such system developed that is in use with a commercially available, off-the-shelf online patient self-scheduling system that includes the specified capabilities.