H.R.4977 - VA Scheduling Accountability Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 04/18/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||04/29/2016 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4977 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/18/2016)
VA Scheduling Accountability Act
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the director of each VA medical facility annually certifies to the VA that the facility is in full compliance with all provisions of law and regulations relating to scheduling appointments for veterans hospital care and medical services, including pursuant to Veterans Health Administration Directive 2010-027 (regarding scheduling of outpatient clinic appointments and ensuring staff competency). The VA may not waive any applicable provision of such laws or regulations.
If unable to make such certification, a director shall provide the VA with an explanation of noncompliance and a description of compliance actions being taken.
The VA shall ensure that its directives and policies apply uniformly to each VA office or facility.